El Segundo CA (SPX) May 12, 2009
Raytheon has been awarded a $7.3 million contract for the continued production of ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver systems for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.
The new contract is for the second phase of a low rate initial production program. This phase calls for production of 10 all-digital receivers. Deliveries of the systems are expected to begin in May 2010 and end in September 2010.
"This award is an important step toward providing our customers a digital radar warning receiver critical to the warfighter," said Roy Azevedo, deputy vice president for Raytheon's Tactical Airborne Systems business area.
"With potential customers worldwide, the ALR-69A is applicable to several airborne platforms."
The ALR-69A(V) provides significantly enhanced situational awareness, improved air-crew survivability, and a solution to current and emerging parts-obsolescence issues.
The digital architecture of the system permits easy reprogramming to keep pace with future threats. The system is an upgrade replacement of the ALR-69(V) currently installed on U.S. Air Force C-130, F-16, and A-10 aircraft.
Capabilities of the new system include advanced tactical targeting techniques that permit rapid and accurate multi-platform geo-location of threats.
Work on the program is being done at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business by its Tactical Airborne Systems organization in Goleta, Calif.
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