Raytheon awarded contract for F-15C AESA radars
Partnership on F-15 aircraft spans more than 40 years
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 15, 2013
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Boeing Company has awarded
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a follow-on contract for the sixth production lot
of APG-63(V)3 active electronically scanned array radars for United States Air
Force and Air National Guard F-15C aircraft.
"We have been a partner on the F-15 for more than 40 years," said Mark Kula,
vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space and Airborne
Systems business. "This recent contract enables continued delivery of our
APG-63(V)3 AESA radar that provides unprecedented situational awareness for
the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard."
The original contract from Boeing began in 2007 as part of the F-15C upgrade
program. To date, more than 46 radar systems plus spares have been delivered.
Production lot six, awarded in March of 2013, includes radar modification kits
and spares for the Air Force and Air National Guard.
Raytheon recently delivered its 500th tactical AESA radar – an industry first.
The company's AESA product line, which is flown on F-15, F/A-18 and EA-18G
aircraft, has achieved more than 400,000 operational flight hours.
The APG-63(V)3 AESA radar is an all-weather, multi-mode radar that offers
extended range, improved tracking and precision engagement for the F-15C.
Designed for easy integration of growth options and technology advances, this
versatile radar provides the F-15 fleet with significantly enhanced air-to-air
capabilities and gives warfighters a substantial combat edge.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
SOURCE Raytheon Company
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.