Raytheon to build Ku Band Multi-Function RF System radars for U.S. Army

MCKINNEY, Texas, 22 March 2012. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $45.5 million contract for the prototype build of the Ku Band Multi-Function RF System (MFRFS) Sense and Warn (S&W) radars for the U.S. Army.

MCKINNEY, Texas, 22 March 2012. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $45.5 million contract for the prototype build of the Ku Band Multi-Function RF System (MFRFS) Sense and Warn (S&W) radars for the U.S. Army.

The contract is a follow-on to an ongoing effort by Raytheon to improve the performance of the Counter Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) S&W systems currently fielded at forward operating bases in theater.

Under the contract, Raytheon will procure long-lead material and subsystems for Ku Band MFRFS prototype systems to be built in 2012. The work is in support of Program Directorate C-RAM under PEO Missiles and Space in Huntsville, Ala.

The development of the Ku Band MFRFS system heavily leverages technology developed by Raytheon on the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program.

As a precursor to the Ku Band MFRFS variant, Raytheon developed, tested and deployed a Low Quadrant Elevation (QE) MFRFS C-RAM S&W system in 14 months, utilizing residual assets from the FCS program. Eighteen additional Low QE systems, for C-RAM applications, will be deployed during the first half of 2012 using FCS assets.

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