Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Raytheon to provide radar warning supply support for US Navy

Raytheon has been awarded the performance based logistics (PBL) contract by the US Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Weapon Systems Support to provide AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver products and services.

Under the $89m four-year, firm fixed-price contract, Raytheon will provide supply support and repair nine weapons replaceable assemblies for the AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver equipped on the F/A-18 A/B/C/D Hornet aircraft, as well as on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft.

CCooperative logistics supply support arrangement (CLSSA) / repairable item replaceable option (RIRO) support for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and Canadian Forces' F/A-18 aircraft will also be provided by the company.

Developed to enhance carrier-based F/A-18 A-F tactical aircraft survivability, the ALR-67(V)3 advanced radar warning receiver delivers situational awareness in complex and high-density environments.

NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support Contracts director captain Chris Mosher said that the recent contract would improve material availability and aircraft readiness, while delivering cost savings.

The AN/ALR-67(V)3 features precision digital parameter measurements for improved performance and serves as a key enabler for advanced functionality during combat operations over the next several decades.

"The renewed ALR-67(V)3 PBL contract will continue to support fleet readiness by maximising logistics support while achieving a lower overall cost to the government and the best possible value to the taxpayer," Mosher added.

Used primarily as a fighter escort and for fleet air defence, the F/A-18 Hornet all-weather aircraft also provides force projection, interdiction and close and deep air support.

The combat-proven strike fighter has been designed to provide enhanced interoperability, total force support for the combatant commander and for the troops on the ground.

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