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NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

NovaSAR: UK radar satellite launches to track illegal shipping activity

Science
The first all-British radar satellite has launched to orbit on an Indian rocket. Called NovaSAR, it has the ability to take pictures of the surface of the Earth in every kind of weather, day or night. The spacecraft will assume a number of roles but its designers specifically want to see if it can help monitor suspicious shipping activity. Lift-off from the Satish Dhawan spaceport occurred at 17:38 BST. NovaSAR was joined on its rocket by a high-resolution optical satellite - that is, an imager that sees in ordinary light. Known as S1-4, this spacecraft will discern objects on the ground as small as 87cm across. Both it and NovaSAR were manufactured by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited of Guildford. ...
TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

TOTE Services contracted for SBX-1 ballistic missile tracking radar

Business
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- TOTE Services of Jacksonville, Fla., has received an $ 11 million contract for operation and maintenance of the Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel. The contract, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, will last one year with four-and-a-half years worth of possible options, which could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $ 65.3 million, the Pentagon said. Work will be conducted at sea-based positions across the world and is expected to be completed by September 2019. If the options are exercised, the program will continue through March 2024. Working capital funds will be issued for the contract depending on availability. The SBX-1 is a large sea-based radar system designed for mobile long-range detection of ballistic missiles by the Missile Defense Agency....
General Atomics to upgrade radar on Reaper drones

General Atomics to upgrade radar on Reaper drones

Business
June 15 (UPI) -- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has been awarded a contract by the Air Force for upgrades to radars on the MQ-9 remotely piloted aircraft, the Pentagon announced this week. The contract, announced Thursday by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and worth more than $ 22 million, comes under a firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract for production on the MQ-9 Reaper. Specifically, General Atomics will produce the upgraded Lynx Block 20A synthetic aperture radar for installation on the MQ-9 Block 5 version of the drone. Work on the contract will be done in Poway, Calif., and is expected to be finished by June 31, 2020. General Atomics has been obligated the full value of the contract at the time of award from fiscal 2016 aircraft procureme...
Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

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May 25 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department for ballistic radar tracking. The deal, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, was announced Thursday in a Pentagon press release and is valued at more than $ 395.8 million, enabling Raytheon to provide "phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit." Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track both enemy planes and incoming ballistic missiles from the ground level, extending to the air. Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations in Massachusetts, along with Texas, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The contract is expected to be complete in April 2020. More than $ 289.6 million will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award from fiscal 2018 foreign military sales fund,...
Raytheon awarded contract for AN/ALR-69A radar receiver system

Raytheon awarded contract for AN/ALR-69A radar receiver system

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March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Raytheon Self Protect Services for work on its AN/ALR‐69A digital Radar Warning Receiver system.The indefinite-quantity contract, worth $ 460 million, includes the design, creation and testing of line replaceable units and shop replaceable units for the system, the Defense Department announced on Thursday.Raytheon, a Massachusetts-based company, submitted the only bid for the contract. It will work on the deal in Goleta, Calif., and Forest, Miss., and will complete work by March 2025.The Defense Department obligated funds at the time of the contract's announcement using fiscal 2016 and 2017 National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account procurement funds and fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds.The AN/ALR‐