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Raytheon contracted for SPY-6 radars for DDG 51 Flight III destroyers

Raytheon contracted for SPY-6 radars for DDG 51 Flight III destroyers

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March 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $ 402.6 million contract for SPY-6 radars. The company received options for the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program low-rate initial production, the Department of Defense and the company announced Thursday. Under the modification, Raytheon will provide three AMDR LRIP units to be deployed on the latest version of the Arleigh Burke-class of guided missile destroyers, the Flight III. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Mass., and is expected to be completed by March 2023. Navy fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion funding in the full amount will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The SPY-6 is the U.S. Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar, replacing the...
Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. was awarded a $ 168.8 million modification to a contract to build onboard jammer systems for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter planes. The contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Thursday. It calls for the procurement of 78 AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Onboard Jammers for use on the F/A-18C/D/E/F models. The system is a next-generation radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, replacing the V3 variation. It combines receivers, as well as active countermeasures, to form an electronic shield around combat aircraft, Harris said. The countermeasure system responds to threats with series of measures designed to protect the aircraft from detection, and responds to threats fired at the aircraft. The ALQ-214 system...
Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

Saab contracted to upgrade Australian Army's rocket warning system

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Saab said Thursday it will update equipment for the Australian Army's Wireless Audio Visual Emergency System used to detect incoming rockets, artillery and mortars. The Swedish company received the order for the C-RAM in December, according to a press release. WAVES equipment provides early warning audible and visual alerts when the C-RAM sensors detect and identify an incoming threat from an exclusion zone. The C-RAM, which includes multiple sensors, C2 nodes and warning systems, is built around Saab's Giraffe Agile Multi-Beam radar, which can detect a range of incoming threats, from mortar and artillery rounds and rockets to small drones and fast-moving aircraft. "This contract ensures that the Australian Army can continue to deploy world-leading technology to help pro...
Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems received a $ 21 million modification of its contract for missile improvement software for the U.S. Air Force. The modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers work on the advanced medium-range air-to-air-missile [AMRAAM] system, brought the initial $ 50 million contract's value up to $ 71 million. Work on program software architecture and design risk reduction will be performed at the Raytheon facility in Tucson, Ariz. According to the Navy, all orders on the new contract will be placed by Sept. 30, with deliveries on the orders expected by Sept. 30, 2022. The AMRAAM missile, which can also be surface-launched, is regarded as a dominant air-to-air missile, with 25 years of design upgrades and improvements. It is used by th...
Boeing contracted for maintenance on Qatari AH-64E Apache helicopters

Boeing contracted for maintenance on Qatari AH-64E Apache helicopters

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Dec. 27 (UPI) -- The Army has contracted Boeing to conduct maintenance on the Qatari air force's AH-64E helicopters. The roughly $ 49.2 million deal will fund services conducted by a Maintenance Augmentation Team, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The full $ 49.2 million will be obligated at the time of the award using the Army's fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds. The Defense Department expects work to conclude by July 2024. The AH-64Es, also known as Apaches, are helicopters that typically carry AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. They have four blades and are rotary-winged. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com