Lockheed Martin to provide surveillance radar systems for Northrop Grumman E-2D carrier-capable aircraft
UHF radar sees small targets at long ranges -- especially in coastal regions and over land. The radar also will have a new advanced radar processor.
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Lockheed Martin has been contracted to produce APY-9 radars for the U.S. Navy's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning surveillance aircraft. Space Daily reports. Continue reading original article
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29 July 2019 -- The company is due to provide Northrop Grumman, manufacturer of the E-2D, 24 additional APY-9 surveillance radars for the aircraft over the next five years under a $600 million deal announced by Lockheed on Thursday. The deal follows a contract award in April for 24 more E-2D aircraft for the U.S. Navy.
The ultra high frequency surveillance radar is designed to see smaller targets at greater range Lockheed says, especially in both coastal regions and over land. The newly ordered radar systems also will include a new advanced radar processor.
With the previous deal expiring in 2020, the new one extends a previous five-year production contract from 2021 to 2025.
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