Posted by John Keller
PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Sept. 2013. Radar systems designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will build 13 additional AN/APY-10 radar systems for the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and multi-mission aircraft under terms of a $48.8 million contract announced this past week.
Raytheon will provide 13 AN/APY-10 radar kits for low rate initial production Lot IV P-8A and one spare radar unit. The contract also includes installation, configuration management, logistics, and repairs.
The AN/APY-10 is a maritime, littoral, and overland surveillance radar designed for the Poseidon, a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737 passenger jetliner.
Compared to previous-generation maritime patrol aircraft radars like the AN/APS-137, the AN/APY-10 has reduced size, weight and power consumption; increased mean time between failures (MTBF); additional target track capability; a color weather-avoidance mode; and room for technology growth, Raytheon officials say.
The AN/APY-10 will be integrated into the Boeing Mission Control and Display System for control, display, and data distribution on the Poseidon. The P-8A radar also has ultra-high resolution imaging modes for maritime and overland operations.
The new radar is built not only for maritime, littoral and overland surveillance capabilities, but also for assured anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance mission support, Raytheon officials say.
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