May 12 (UPI) -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has received a $52.7 million contract for its Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar, or 3DELRR, for the U.S. Air Force. The contract includes engineering and manufacturing development.
The three units being manufactured are representation units. Work will be conducted in Andover, Mass., and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2020.
Research, testing and evaluation funds of $5.5 million have already been allocated for fiscal year 2017.
The 3DELRR was designed with easy exports in mind. It is meant for U.S. forces, allies and private contractors.
The C-Band Gallium Nitride radar system is designed for long-range detection and has the advantage of not congesting airwaves in the electromagnetic spectrum excessively, reducing interference with other systems.
The system is also compatible with many foreign military systems.