$59M to Raytheon for Work on Aegis Radar Transmitter and MFCS MK99Apr 25, 2010 14:10 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded a $59 million contract modification to Raytheon Co’s Integrated Defense Systems in Tewksbury, MA, for advance procurement of materials and associated labor in support of production of the DDG 114 and 115 Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) radar transmitter group and missile fire control system (MFCS) MK99.
Under the original contract (N00024-09-C-5111), Raytheon IDS is responsible for production, integration, testing and engineering support services for the AN/SPY-1D(V) radar transmitter group and MFCS MK99 on the DDG-113, DDG-114, and DDG-115 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.
The SPY-ID(V) radar transmitter group supports search, tracking and missile guidance functions. The MFCS MK99 is the interface between the Aegis radar and the missile…
The MFCS communicates with the missile control station, notifying it of the air threat, and then illuminates the target to be destroyed.
Additionally, the systems are in service with Japanese Kongo-class destroyers and the Spanish F-100 class frigates. They are also part of Korea’s King Sejong the Great class destroyers and the Royal Australian Navy’s Hobart class destroyers.
Under the original contract with NAVSEA, Raytheon IDS will be responsible for the production and test of the AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar transmitter group, which consists of RF driver and amplification cabinets, a RF monitoring cabinet, high voltage power supplies and isotransformers.
In order to test and deliver an integrated MFCS MK99, Raytheon will design and manufacture the MFCS MK99 CWI elements, which consist of MK82 Director antennas, waveguide elements between the transmitter and antenna, and a data conversion cabinet, and integrate the MFCS elements that are delivered under separate contracts (e.g., MK82 Director/MK200 Director Controller). Raytheon will also be responsible for testing the integrated MFCS MK99. If all options are exercised, the maximum quantities procured will be 3 AN/SPY-1D(V) radar transmitters and 3 MFCS MK99 shipsets.
For the contract modification, work will be performed in Andover, MA (88%) and Sudbury, MA (12%), and is expected to be completed by March 2011.