Raytheon to Develop New Radar for U.S. Air Force

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    Raytheon selected to develop 3DELRR, new expeditionary radar for U.S. Air Force

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Co. - Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $52,686,179 fixed-price-incentive-firm engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract for Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) System. Contractor will provide EMD of three 3DELRR production representative units. Work will be performed at Andover, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by Nov. 30, 2020. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with two offers received. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,500,000 are being obligated at the time of award. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity (FA8730-17-C-0018).


    The solution?

    Raytheon’s Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar, or 3DELRR.

    The radar, which Raytheon designed and manufactured for the U.S. Air Force, is one of the first U.S. systems built from the ground-up with exportability in mind. As a Department of Defense Design Exportability Features (DEF) Program, concurrent design enables more cost effective and timely fielding of systems for U.S. forces, allies and security partners.

    Raytheon's 3DELRR solution is a C-band Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based radar. This combination enables warfighters to affordably detect, identify and track a wide variety of objects very accurately at great distances. Additionally, C-band is a relatively uncongested portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, providing our warfighters additional operational flexibility.

    3DELRR is interoperable with coalition systems and capable of meeting the requirements of many foreign militaries

    At the end of the day, Raytheon’s innovative 3DELRR solution enables friendly forces to stay one step ahead of the evolving threat.

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