Radar receiver order for Raytheon

Raytheon has been awarded a $36.9 million contract for production of its ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver system for the US Navy.


Raytheon has been awarded a $36.9 million contract for production of its ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver system, which is currently in use on US Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft.



Naval Air Systems Command, PatuxentRiver, Maryland, made the award, which calls for the delivery of 30 radar warning receivers plus spares. Two annual follow-on options call for 54 additional systems and are valued at $72.9 million.

Deliveries of the system under the Lot 8 contract will begin in October 2007 and are expected to be complete by September 2008. The production award represents the eighth full rate production lot awarded to Raytheon. Low rate initial production of the system began in June 1998, followed by full rate production (Lot 1) in August 1999.



Raytheon said in a statement that the The ALR-67(V)3 is designed to enhance the survivability of aircrews by providing improved situational awareness in complex electronic warfare environments. This includes emitter identification, extended capabilities in detection and processing, threat location and potential lethality. Raytheon has packaged the radar warning receiver into a lightweight 100-pound system that is designed to meet the Navy’s electronic warfare requirements well into the 21st Century.


More than 300 radar warning receivers plus spares have now been ordered under the overall production program. Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business’ Electronic Warfare Systems organization in Goleta, California, will work on the radar warning receiver, with support provided by facilities in El Segundo, California, Forest, Mississippi, and McKinney, Texas.