IN BRIEF: Raytheon wins $320 million in airborne radar contracts

Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, Calif., booked $320 million in new contract awards related to its active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar programs for domestic and international customers. With active electronic beam scanning, which allows the radar beam to be steered at nearly the speed of light, Raytheon AESA radars enhance situational awareness and provide air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities. The agile beam enables the radars to "interleave" in near real time, so that pilot and crew can use both modes simultaneously. Raytheon has delivered more than 300 AESA radar systems to customers for multiple platforms worldwide; the systems have been in service for more than 250,000 operational flight hours.

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