Raytheon gains $217 million for Volume Search Radar for Zumwalt and CVN 7

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 9 June 2009. Raytheon Company won a $217 million U.S. Navy contract for two Volume Search Radar (VSR) arrays for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program and the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The Navy's Dual Band Radar combines the benefits of S-band and X-band radar capabilities for a range of environments, while its open architecture software design enables automatic operation with minimal human intervention.

Jun 9th, 2009

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 9 June 2009. Raytheon Company won a $217 million U.S. Navy contract for two Volume Search Radar (VSR) arrays for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program and the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78).

"This contract demonstrates the Navy's continuing confidence in the maturity of this radar technology and the capability of the industry team to deliver the Zumwalt-class radar suite and combat system," says Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' (IDS) Michael Sosin, Zumwalt program manager and vice president of Integrated Warfare Systems.

The Navy's Dual Band Radar combines the benefits of S-band and X-band radar capabilities for a range of environments, while its open architecture software design enables automatic operation with minimal human intervention. The S-band VSR radar arrays, built by Lockheed Martin, are integrated with Raytheon's SPY-3 X-band Multi-Function Radar to form the advanced DBR, which is undergoing testing at the Navy's Engineering Test Center, Wallops Island, Va.

According to the contract, Raytheon will procure long-lead materials for the VSR and will manufacture, test, and deliver the radar system for the CVN 78 to support carrier air operations.

The contract includes an option to produce a second VSR unit for the Zumwalt-class destroyer program.

Work will be performed at Raytheon's Surveillance and Sensor Center, Sudbury, Mass., and at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Moorestown, N.J.

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