. 24/7 Space News .
Raytheon tapped to support Cobra Dane radar system
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Dec 20, 2017

The Department of Defense has awarded Raytheon a $25 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system.

The deal, announced Tuesday by the Pentagon, taps Raytheon to support "in-scope requirements," which officials say are "required to ensure the Cobra Dane radar maintains operational capability."

Raytheon will be awarded $25 million under the terms of a modified previously-awarded contract worth more than $70.8 million for operations and maintenance of the radar system.

The terms of the original contract were classified under a fixed-price incentive, meaning that additional award money could be paid to Raytheon depending on the company's performance in executing the contract.

The Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system is a ground-based radar system at Eareckson Air Station, on the island of Shemya, Alaska, near the western end of the Aleutian chain.

The Cobra Dane radar is used to to collect radar metric and signature data on foreign ballistic missiles. Additionally, the radar system aids in collecting "space surveillance data on new foreign launches and both known and unknown satellites in low-earth orbit for the Space Situational Awareness Operations Cell."

Work on the contract will occur in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is expected to be completed by March 2020.

Northrop Grumman producing RF threat detection system
Washington (UPI) Dec 15, 2017
Northrop Grumman reports it is to produce its digital radar warning system and electronic warfare management system for U.S. Air Force and Navy aircrews. Production of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 comes under a $124.7 million award following a period of development and testing. Northrop, however, did not specify the contract's issuing authority. "With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing ma ... read more

Related Links
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Thanks for being there;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5+ Billed Monthly

paypal only
SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

NASA Establishes Advisory Group for National Space Council

PARC to Partner with Commercial Space Leader to Accelerate Space R and D

Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

RS-25 Engine Test is Giant Step for 3-D Printing

ArianeGroup signs contract with ESA for future Prometheus engine

Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Designing future human space exploration on Hawaii's lava fields

Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

EU exempts fuel for ExoMars mission from Russian sanctions

NASA's oldest Mars rover survives another harsh winter

Nation 'leads world' in remote sensing technology

China plans for nuclear-powered interplanetary capacity by 2040

China plans first sea based launch by 2018

China's reusable spacecraft to be launched in 2020

Green Light for Continued Operations of ESA Science Missions

New business incubators will help space industry grow

mu Space becomes first Thai startup to acquire satellite license

Regulation and compliance for nontraditional space missions

Boeing tapped to sustain Space-Based Space Surveillance system

NASA laser communication payload undergoing integration and testing

Northrop Grumman producing RF threat detection system

Computer systems predict objects' responses to physical forces

Fungi made life on Earth possible, researchers claim

Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

Two Super-Earths around red dwarf K2-18

U of T researcher finds Earth-like conditions in little-known exoplanet - and discovers a new planet

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Does New Horizons' Next Target Have a Moon?

Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Wrapping up 2017 one year out from MU69

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.