by Staff Writers
National Harbor, MD (SPX) Apr 18, 2012
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $106.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System.
With this modification, Raytheon will continue its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are critical to Aegis' air and missile defense capabilities.
The work will support DDG 116, the next planned ship of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers, as well as the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Raytheon's AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control System, both key elements of the Aegis system, have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy's Aegis shipbuilding program.
"Raytheon has partnered with the Navy for more than three decades on Aegis, and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the program," said Denis Donohue, director of Above Water Sensors for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.
"As the world's preeminent leader in naval radar technology, we are uniquely positioned to advance the legacy of Aegis and build upon its proven capabilities."
Raytheon's Work on Aegis
The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently aboard the U.S. Navy's fleet of cruisers and destroyers, as well as Japanese Kongo-class destroyers, Spanish F-100-class frigates, and South Korean KDX-111 King Sejong the Great-class destroyers.
The AN/SPY-1 radar will also be deployed by the Royal Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer. Raytheon Australia serves as the combat systems integrator for AWD.
Work on this contract will be performed at Raytheon IDS' Surveillance and Sensors Center, Sudbury, Mass.; Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.; and Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.
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