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Ratheon to continue development of next-generation radar system

Raytheon has announced a new U.S. Navy contract to continue development of a next-generation Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar that could be scaled for use on multiple ship classes.
By Richard Tomkins   |   June 5, 2014 at 12:23 PM   |   Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Office of Naval Research has selected Raytheon to further develop a next-generation, modular radar system.

The company's Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar uses proven radar modular assembly architecture to enable scalability for system use on a variety of ship classes.

"It is clear that the Navy is committed to leveraging the latest in technology and innovation to stay ahead of evolving threats," said Paul Ferraro, vice president of Advanced Technology Programs for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "The next generation EASR radar program is the latest example of Raytheon's partnership with ONR to drive advancement and provide affordable best in class solutions."

Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar is for ship self-defense, situational awareness, air traffic control, and weather monitoring.

The contract awarded Raytheon carries a value of $6 million. The contract length was not disclosed.

Raytheon said its experience as a provider of dual band radar is directly applicable to EASR.

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