Raytheon Awarded $511 Million to Sustain Cobra Dane Radar

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Raytheon Awarded $511 Million to Sustain Cobra Dane Radar
Cobra Dane Radar: Image by Raytheon

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services has been awarded a $511 contract for the Cobra Dane surveillance radar’s sustenance.

This contract provides the tasks required to operate, maintain, and sustain the Cobra Dane radar. Work will primarily be performed at Eareckson Air Station, Shemya, Alaska, and is expected to be complete by March 2025.

According to published information, the AN/FPS-108 Cobra Dane radar is a passive electronically scanned array installation operated by Raytheon for the United States Air Force at Eareckson Air Station on the island of Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.

This radar system was built in 1976 for the primary mission of intelligence gathering in support of verification of the SALT II arms limitation treaty. Its single face radar with a 29 m (95 ft) diameter phased array radar antenna faces the Kamchatka Peninsula and Kura Test Range of Russia.

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