DALLAS, 1 Aug. 2009. Raytheon Company won a multi-year contract from the U.S. Navy to begin development of the Advanced Airborne Sensor, the follow-on to the Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS).
The AAS program will equip the P-8A Poseidon, the Navy's next patrol maritime aircraft; LSRS is now operational on Navy P-3C Orions. The AAS will provide airborne radar surveillance with next-generation, line-of-site capability.
"We will be ready with intelligent technology when the Poseidon takes its place as the Navy's ISR capability in the fleet," says Capt. Scott Anderson, LSRS and AAS program manager.
As the sensor prime contractor, Raytheon will oversee the mission systems integration, including the development, production, and installation of the AAS on the Poseidon. Raytheon will work with associate prime contractor Boeing for engineering, aircraft modifications, integration, and flight test.
"This is a major leap in technology in support of our customer's missions," says Tim Carey, vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. "As the demand for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems increases, we are proud to provide our customers with ISR capabilities that are recognized around the world."
Raytheon also provides continuing mission support of Navy operations, logistics and sustaining engineering of LSRS through a previously awarded multi-year performance-based contract.