Getting radar ready

  • 30-Jun-2008 08:14 EDT

The U.S. Navy is retrofitting 135 Super Hornets with Raytheon’s APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar. An initial contract worth nearly $55 million authorizes Raytheon to supply 19 AESA systems, spares, and maintenance. The APG-79 program is moving toward full-rate production in anticipation for delivering 415 systems plus spares to the Navy and 24 systems to the Royal Australian Air Force in the coming years.

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