India to get Raytheon radar

July 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 19 (UPI) -- Boeing has contracted Raytheon to develop an international version of the APY-10 surveillance radar for installation on aircraft it is building for India.

Raytheon, in a news release from the Farnborough air show in England, said the award was the first international contract award for its APY-10 program.

"Our APY-10 radar will provide the Indian navy with proven, low-risk technology built on generations of successful Raytheon radar systems," said Tim Carey, vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. "We're committed to providing reliable systems that keep our customers safe and help them achieve mission success."

The long-range, multimission, maritime and overland surveillance radars will be installed on the P-8I aircraft.

Raytheon said the APY-10 radar delivers "accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare and for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission support."

The company is part of a Boeing-led team for the U.S. Navy's P-8A program, Raytheon is also under contract with Boeing to provide six APY-10 systems and spares for the P-8A, of which the P-8I is a variant.

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