Raytheon to rebuild Firefinder radar systems

INDIANAPOLIS, 19 Aug. 2005. Engineers at the Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC in Indianapolis are set to rebuild three AN/TPQ-37(V) and two AN/TPQ-36(V) Firefinder radar systems.

INDIANAPOLIS, 19 Aug. 2005. Engineers at the Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC in Indianapolis are set to rebuild three AN/TPQ-37(V) and two AN/TPQ-36(V) Firefinder radar systems.

Raytheon is doing the work under terms of a $13.7 million delivery order awarded Aug. 18 from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth, N.J. The contract number is DAAB07-00-D-H004.

The AN/TPQ-36(V) Firefinder is a lightweight, humvee-mounted radar that detects battlefield rockets, mortars, and artillery shells, determines the locations from where those projectiles were fired, and helps direct counter-battery fire.

The AN/TPQ-37(V) is a newer model of the Firefinder that uses phased-array radar and computer control to improve rocket, mortar, and artillery shell detection and counter-battery fire direction.

Raytheon will do the work at its plants in Indianapolis, Forest, Miss., and Fullerton, Calif., and will be finished in September 2007.

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