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02:14 PM, September 16, 2016
AN/APG-79 AESA Radar Active Electronically Scanned Array (Image: Raytheon)

Raytheon has won a $63 million contract for the manufacture and delivery of 18 AN/APG-79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars for the US Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

In addition, this order provides for the procurement of two AN/APG-79 AESA radars in support of testing associated with the AESA configuration D upgrade, and one AN/APG-79 radar for the government of Australia, US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.

Work is expected to be completed in July 2018. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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