ITT to upgrade NAVSEA radar system according to $8.1 million contract

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 8 May 2006. The Naval Sea (NAVSEA) Systems Command has awarded ITT Industries Inc. with a four-year contract to develop a modernized AN/SPS-48 system. The radar system provides 3D long-range air surveillance for both fixed/ground-based and shipboard applications.

May 8th, 2006

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 8 May 2006. The Naval Sea (NAVSEA) Systems Command has awarded ITT Industries Inc. with a four-year contract to develop a modernized AN/SPS-48 system. The radar system provides 3D long-range air surveillance for both fixed/ground-based and shipboard applications.

This $8.1 million award of the AN/SPS-48G(V) Radar Obsolescence Availability Recovery (ROAR) Program has a potential value of up to $30 million.

Work will be performed by the Electronic Systems Division, Radar Systems -- Gilfillan.

The contract, which includes test and integration of the upgraded system, will lead to production of the AN/SPS-48G(V) modification kits.

ROAR will reduce total cost of ownership (including maintenance) by reducing the impact of obsolescence in major subassemblies, and increase Fleet Readiness by improving Operational Availability.

Once fully implemented, NAVSEA and ITT will enable the AN/SPS-48G(V) radar to remain in service in the U.S. Fleet through 2040.

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