ITT wins $18 million Navy radar system upgrade award

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 11 Feb. 2008. ITT Corp. has received an $18 million contract from Naval Sea (NAVSEA) Systems Command as part of the AN/SPS-48 Radar Obsolescence, Availability Recovery (ROAR) program. This award allows ITT to move from the initial non-recurring development phase into low rate initial production.

ITT received $14.2 million following a critical resign review in October. To date, ITT has been awarded $57 million by NAVSEA for the ROAR program, which is intended to keep the AN/SPS-48 systems in service until at least 2045.

ITT will deliver the first three of 36 AN/SPS-48 ROAR production systems. The first in late 2010, the second during the first quarter of 2011, and the third in the second quarter of 2011. As with earlier phases of the program, the majority of the work will be performed at ITT Radar Systems–Gilfillan in Van Nuys, Calif.


ITT's AN/SPS-48 radars were first introduced into the fleet in the mid-1980s as part of the New Threat Upgrade program on aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers. ROAR will lessen total cost of ownership by reducing the impact of obsolescence in major subassemblies, and increase fleet readiness by improving operational availability.


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