EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Raytheon reports that several of its avionics programs for F/A-18E/F Super Hornets have reached delivery and operational milestones.
It has delivered the 300th APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar to Boeing for integration on F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers. It has also delivered the 600th ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver. And its Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared pod has reached 1 million F/A-18 operational flight hours.
"Raytheon radar, electronic warfare and targeting systems are integral components to the success of the Super Hornet, and we are proud of the long history of performance we have demonstrated with the platform," said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business.
"Raytheon understands the unique challenges represented in building systems for carrier-based aircraft and we incorporate that knowledge into every product we develop for the F/A-18."
Raytheon is the only manufacturer producing AESA units, which have been integrated aboard Super Hornets since 2007.
The ALR-67(V)3 is the U.S. Navy's standard for radar warning receivers and is in Lot 14 full-rate production.
The ATFLIR provides enhanced accuracy for air-to-air and air-to-ground mission support.
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