DALLAS, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been contracted by the U.S. Navy to begin developing a next-generation sensor technology for the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft.
U.S. company Raytheon announced it was awarded the Navy contract to develop the Advanced Airborne Sensor which is the follow-on airborne radar surveillance technology to the Littoral Surveillance Radar System currently operating on the Navy's P-3C Orion aircraft.
The Advanced Airborne Sensor, expected to support next-generation line-of-site capabilities, will be integrated with the Navy's next maritime patrol aircraft P-8A Poseidon.
"This is a major leap in technology in support of our customer's missions," Tim Carey, Raytheon Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems vice president, said in a statement.
"As the demand for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems increases, we are proud to provide our customers with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities that are recognized around the world."