Raytheon wins radar warning systems contract

The US Naval Air Systems Command has placed a $77.8m contract with Raytheon for its ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver systems for the US Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.

The ALR-67(V)3 is a radar warning receiver currently installed on the US Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft. It will now be installed on Australian F/A-18A+ aircraft as an integral part of the Australia Hornet Upgrade programme.

The award calls for the delivery of 24 radar warning receivers plus spares for navy requirements and 55 radar warning receivers plus spares for RAAF aircraft. The RAAF procurement is a foreign military sale with potential follow-on orders for engineering support and a 10-year performance based logistics support programme.

Deliveries under the contract will begin in October 2008 and are expected to be complete by March 2010. More than 400 radar warning receivers plus spares have been ordered under the overall ALR-67(V)3 production programme.