Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Raytheon Awarded Radar Receiver Contract
Raytheon received an $84.7 million U.S. Navy contract for continued production of ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receivers. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.
The ALR-67(V)3 is the U.S. Navy standard for digital radar warning receiver technology. It is made for installation on all frontline, carrier-based F/A-18 E/Fs. The ALR-67(V)3 combines fully channelized digital receiver architecture with the power of dual processors. It is able to detect emitters in high-density electromagnetic environments.
"This technology is fully integrated with all avionics equipment on the Super Hornet. Warfighters need its advanced functionality to support increasingly complex combat operations," said Scott Jackson, general manager of Raytheon's electronic warfare systems product line. "The ALR-67(V)3 improves aircrew survivability by providing immediate and accurate situational awareness of the threat environment."
Deliveries are expected to begin January 2013 with production scheduled at Raytheon facilities in Forest, Miss. and McKinney, Texas.