Thursday, May 7, 2009

Raytheon to Continue Producing ALR-69A(V) Radar Warning Receivers

Raytheon to Continue Producing ALR-69A(V) Radar Warning Receivers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 7, 2009 - Raytheon Company has been awarded a $7.3 million contract for the continued production of ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver systems for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

The new contract is for the second phase of a low rate initial production program. This phase calls for production of 10 all-digital receivers. Deliveries of the systems are expected to begin in May 2010 and end in September 2010.

"This award is an important step toward providing our customers a digital radar warning receiver critical to the warfighter," said Roy Azevedo, deputy vice president for Raytheon's Tactical Airborne Systems business area. "With potential customers worldwide, the ALR-69A is applicable to several airborne platforms."

The ALR-69A(V) provides significantly enhanced situational awareness, improved air-crew survivability, and a solution to current and emerging parts-obsolescence issues. The digital architecture of the system permits easy reprogramming to keep pace with future threats. The system is an upgrade replacement of the ALR-69(V) currently installed on U.S. Air Force C-130, F-16, and A-10 aircraft.

Capabilities of the new system include advanced tactical targeting techniques that permit rapid and accurate multi-platform geo-location of threats.

Work on the program is being done at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business by its Tactical Airborne Systems organization in Goleta, Calif.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is a leading provider of sensor systems giving military forces the most accurate and timely actionable information available for the network-centric battlefield. With 2008 revenues of $4.4 billion and 12,000 employees, SAS is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. Additional facilities are in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.; Dallas, McKinney and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

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