Raytheon awarded $17 million for dual band radar spares for USS Ford
by Christen Mccurdy
Washington DC (UPI) Feb 21, 2020
The Navy has awarded Raytheon with a $17 million fixed-price price order for dual band radar spares for the USS Gerald Ford.
The deal modifies an ordering agreement awarded in March 2019.
According to Raytheon, the dual band radar is the first radar system in the U.S. Navy fleet capable of operating on the S-band and X-band frequency at the same time.
DBR systems allow unmanned operation of and uses commercial off-the-shelf technology for signal and data processing.
All work on the contract will take place in Massachusetts, with 70 percent being performed in Andover, 15 percent in Marlboro and 15 percent in Tewksbury.
The USS Gerald Ford began aircraft compatibility testing in January.
The vessel is intended to replace Nimitz-class aircraft carriers but has been troubled by cost overruns and delays, including problems with its electromagnetic elevators.
On Tuesday General Atomics was awarded two contracts, totaling $35.6 million, for work on the elevator launch system.
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Washington DC (UPI) Jan 24, 2020
Longbow LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman, received a $235.8 million contract Friday to support Fire Control Radar systems for Apache helicopters for 11 foreign governments, the Department of Defense announced. The foreign military sales funds the contract, which funds production support for Apache attack helicopters in South Korea, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Greece, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Qatar and Britain. According to Northro ... read more
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