The US Navy has awarded a $79.6 million worth contract to Raytheon to develop the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System for its newly ordered Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning aircraft.
“Raytheon Co. (Ktech), Albuquerque, New Mexico, is being awarded a $79,690,954 fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the development and integration of the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System on the G550 airborne early warning aircraft,” the US Department of defense announced Wednesday.
Work will be performed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is expected to be completed in February 2022, the statement says.
Last year, the Navy ordered a single Gulfstream G550 business jet based on the special-mission Israeli airborne early warning type for adaptation into a long-range, high-speed test range support aircraft to host telemetry equipment.
A navy contract notification published on 18 March, 2016, US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) paid $91.9 million for a green aircraft with air vehicle modifications for airborne early warning, with delivery scheduled by December 2018.