Raytheon has been awarded a contract for the repair of APG 65/73 radar systems on F/A-18 Hornet aircraft.
The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is valued at more than $56 million under a firm-fixed-price delivery order contract.
Originally developed by the Hughes Aircraft Company -- now Raytheon -- the AN/APG-65 radar systems have been in regular use by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, along with foreign militaries, since the early 1980s, and the AN/APG-73 has been in use since its development in the early 1990s, according to Raytheon.
The AN/APG-73 was integrated into upgraded F/A-18 Hornet aircraft models C and D, along with early editions of the Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
Work on the contract will occur in Indianapolis, Ind., and is expected to be completed by February 2019.
More than $27.4 million will be obligated to Raytheon at the time of award from Navy fiscal 2018 working capital funds and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the Pentagon said.
MDA taps Raytheon for radar support for UAE
Washington (UPI) Feb 13, 2018 - The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon a contract for software development and engineering support services for the Army/Navy Transportable Radar system in support of the United Arab Emirates.
The deal, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, is not-to-exceed more than $23.2 million, which is a modification to a previous award under the terms of a Firm Fixed Price contract.
The new modification increases the cumulative face value of the award from more than $717.6 million to $740.9 million, the Pentagon said.
The Army/Navy Transportable Radar, or AN/TPY-2, system is a missile-defense radar designed to detect, classify and track ballistic missiles.
Work on the contract will occur in Woburn, Mass., and is expected to be completed in November 2019.
More than $9.8 million will be obligated to Raytheon at the time of award from United Arab Emirates foreign military sale funds.