PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Sept. 2013. Radar systems designers at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, will build 13 additional AN/APY-10 radar systems for the U.S. Navy's P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and multi-mission aircraft under terms of a $48.8 million contract announced this past week.
Raytheon will provide 13 AN/APY-10 radar kits for low rate initial production Lot IV P-8A and one spare radar unit. The contract also includes installation, configuration management, logistics, and repairs.
The AN/APY-10 is a maritime, littoral, and overland surveillance radar designed for the Poseidon, a maritime patrol version of the Boeing 737 passenger jetliner.
Compared to previous-generation maritime patrol aircraft radars like the AN/APS-137, the AN/APY-10 has reduced size, weight and power consumption; increased mean time between failures (MTBF); additional target track capability; a color weather-avoidance mode; and room for technology growth, Raytheon officials say.
The AN/APY-10 will be integrated into the Boeing Mission Control and Display System for control, display, and data distribution on the Poseidon. The P-8A radar also has ultra-high resolution imaging modes for maritime and overland operations.
The new radar is built not only for maritime, littoral and overland surveillance capabilities, but also for assured anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance mission support, Raytheon officials say.
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