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19 novembre 2013 2 19 /11 /novembre /2013 08:20
U.S. Navy orders more radars, fire control systems for Aegis

 

 

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 18 (UPI)

 

More AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 fire control systems for the U.S. Navy's Aegis missile system are being produced by Raytheon.

 

Raytheon, which has produced the systems critical to Aegis for decades, said the multi-year order from the Navy is worth $406 million.

 

"Through our long-standing role on the Aegis program, we continue to build on our core radar expertise, consistently delivering reliable and highly-capable components to support the mission needs of naval fleets," said Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems. "Our history of performance is a testament to our extensive legacy of experience in the design and development of complex radars."

 

Aegis is an advanced weapons system deployed on U.S. Japanese, Korean and Norwegian ships to protect against airborne threats, including ballistic missiles.

 

The AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems perform the search, track and missile guidance functions of the system, which is being adapted for shore use as part of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system.

 

Additional contract details were not provided.

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