The U.S. Air Force today selected Raytheon Corp. and subcontractor Saab Defense of DeWitt as the winner of a competition to produce its next generation of long-range radars.
The decision means that Raytheon and Saab Defense will be in a position to secure a lucrative long-term production deal estimated to be worth up to $1.3 billion in total sales over the next 10 years, according to local media reports.
Raytheon beat out competing bids from Lockheed Martin in Salina, as well as defense giant Northrup Grumman.
The Air Force said it plans to authorize spending $71.8 million to complete development of the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar (3DELRR) and produce the first six units for deployment. The contract will complete the initial engineering, manufacturing and development phase.
"We worked very hard as a key partner on the Raytheon team to maximize the competitiveness of our 3DELRR offering," Saab said in statement. "Today the U.S. Air Force has chosen the Raytheon--Saab team to provide this mission critical capability, and we couldn't be more proud to be a major partner on the Raytheon team.
"While it is too early for us to comment more on the specific potential impact to our company and to the region based on this decision, there is no doubt that the 3DELRR program represents a significant positive impact to the local economy," the statement said.
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded Thales a technology study contract for the next generation of active phased array radars, including modular processors and multifunction panel technologies. These new technologies will ultimately equip the Rafale combat aircraft and will be suitable for future unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs)
Exelis won a $9 million contract to provide advanced military air traffic management radars to Saudi Arabian National Guard (SANG). As per the contract, Exelis will supply the precision ground control approach radar to support the SANG's aviation mission requirements
Thales Raytheon Systems has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply Ground Master 400 (GM400) long-range air defense radars to the Kazakh Air Force. The agreement was signed on May 22 at the KADEX defense exhibition in Astana, in the presence of Okas Bazargaliyevich Saparov, Kazakhstans Deputy Minister of Defense and the French Ambassador Francis Etienne
Saab has announced the development of five all-new complementary Giraffe radars for land and sea.Saabs combat-proven and highly-regarded surface radar portfolio, including the renowned Giraffe AMB and Arthur radars, has been improved and expanded through the addition of new technologies and designs
Raytheon will be highlighting various radars, laser-guided rockets and powerful new sensors at the Singapore Airshow, 11-16 February 2014. Raytheon will be showcasing fully integrated avionics suites including the Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR), ALR-69A all-digital radar warning receiver, advanced mission computing technology and weapon systems integration
Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide new sensor systems for two A26-type submarines and two Gotland-class submarines. The contract is valued at SEK 420 million
The US Department of Defense (DoD) first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of Plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) will be unveiled by the U.S
Saab has received a $803 million order for Gripen E role equipment, along with support and maintenance equipment for Swedish defense forces, the company announced. The order is part of Saabs existing agreement with the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) covering activity for the Gripen E from 2013 to 2026
Concern Radioelectronic Technologies (KRET) has completed the 2014 state defense order to ship Krasuha-2 electronic suppression system to the Russian Defense Ministry. The radar jammer has no peers anywhere in the world
Raytheon unveiled its wearable computing Intel-Ops solution at the AUSA 2014 Meeting and Exposition. The new technology merges its proven, wearable computer system with situational awareness capabilities to create an enhanced real-time view of the battlefield for commanders and their troops
Raytheon completed a series of laboratory tests that demonstrated the JLENS radar can be integrated into North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). JLENS is a system of two aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet in the air
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