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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‐
Boeing tapped for F-15 radar upgrades

Boeing tapped for F-15 radar upgrades

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March 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Boeing for the company's work on radar upgrades to F-15 aircraft.The $ 187.3 million contract modification centers on the Air Force's F-15 Radar Modernization Program.The contract includes work on group A and group B kits, Group B radar spares,22 conformal fuel tanks and other equipment and services, according to the Department of Defense.Boeing will conduct work on the contract in St. Louis, Mo., and is expected to finish by April 30, 2022.The Defense Department obligated fiscal 2017 and 2018 procurement funds, fiscal 2017 Congressional-add funding and Defense Working Capital funds, though the amount of the obligation was not announced.Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

InDyne to support Solid State Phased Array Radar System

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March 6 (UPI) -- InDyne Inc., was awarded a contract for services in support of the Solid State Phased Array Radar System.The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $ 417.7 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price contract.The agreement between InDyne Inc. and the U.S. Air Force will provide operation and maintenance services for the Air Force's Solid State Phased Array Radar System. The complex system provides continuous coverage and monitoring of potential missile threats, including space.Specifically, the Pentagon says InDyne will provide for "all non-personal services, administrative, financial, and managerial resources necessary on a continuous 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week basis to support the five Solid State Phased Array Radar System instal...
Raytheon tapped to provide radar system for DDG-127

Raytheon tapped to provide radar system for DDG-127

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Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The Department of Defense has tapped Raytheon for provide one Army, Navy Joint Electronic Type Designation System, or AN/SPY-1, Radar for the unnamed Arleigh Burke DDG-127 U.S. Navy destroyer.The deal, announced Friday, is worth more than $ 48.6 million under an undefinitized contract action that modifies the terms of a previous award contract.Almost 80 percent of the work on the contract will be performed in Andover, Mass., and the rest in other locations across the United States, and is expected to be completed by January 2020.The AN/SPY-1 Radar supports the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System at sea and on land. The U.S. Navy employs the radar system in both cruisers and destroyers, due to the system being capable of continuously provide radar surveillance while autom...
Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system

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A colourful, shimmering spectacle detected by weather radar over the US state of Colorado has been identified as swarms of migrating butterflies.Scientists at the National Weather Service (NWS) first mistook the orange radar blob for birds and had asked the public to help identifying the species.They later established that the 70-mile wide (110km) mass was a kaleidoscope of Painted Lady butterflies.Forecasters say it is uncommon for flying insects to be detected by radar."We hadn't seen a signature like that in a while," said NWS meteorologist Paul Schlatter, who first spotted the radar blip."We detect migrating birds all the time, but they were flying north to south," he told CBS News, explaining that this direction of travel would be unusual for migratory birds for the time of year.So he...