Raytheon developing next-gen radar

Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:26 AM

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's next generation, integrated air and missile defense radar is to be developed by Raytheon under a contract worth more than $385.7 million.

The award covers engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of an Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar (AMDR-S) and Radar Suite Controller (RSC). The base contract begins with design work, continues through preliminary design review and culminates with system acceptance of the AMDR-S and RSC engineering development models at the end of testing.

The new radar ship sets covered by the contract will include the integration of AN/SPQ-9B X-band radar and will be used on new Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

Raytheon said the contract includes options, that if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to more than $1.6 million. The award has options for manufacturing low-rate initial production systems beginning in fiscal year 2017.

Raytheon said it won the contract in open competition against two other bidders.

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