Hear the Navy ROAR: Radar Upgrade Kits for US Ships
The AN/SPS-48E radar was introduced into the US Navy’s fleet in the mid-1980s. It is a medium-range, 3-dimensional (height, range, and bearing) air search radar whose primary function is to provide target position data to a weapon system and a ship command and control system.
Two decades later, the US Navy is upgrading the radar using AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits [pdf] as part of its Radar Obsolescence, Availability Recovery (ROAR) program. ROAR is intended to extend the service life of AN/SPS-48 radar systems on aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, and land-based sites.
This ROAR program is upgrading more than 30 radar systems. The upgrades include adding a solid state transmitter, a digital receiver/ processor, open architecture, and a tactical integrated digital environment…
Contracts and Key Events
March 24/10: ITT Corp.’s Electronic Systems Radar Systems in Van Nuys, CA received a $19.3 million modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-5395) for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the Recovery Obsolescence Availability Radar (ROAR) used to enhance Launch on Search capability aboard US Navy ships. AN/SPS-48’s are radars that are installed on USN ships to enhance capability of missile guidance. The modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs.
ITT will perform the work in Van Nuys, CA (63%), San Diego (20%), and Johnstown, PA (17%), and expects to complete it by April 2011. The Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard, DC manages the contract.
Aug 18/09: ITT Corp.’s Electronic Systems Radar Systems – Gilfillan in Van Nuys, CA received a $29.1 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits to support the ROAR program used to enhance launch on search capability aboard US Navy ships. The modification kits are expected to increase operational availability and decrease operating and support costs. ITT will perform the work in Van Nuys, CA and expects to complete it by August 2011.
According to an ITT release, the company will supply 29 AN/SPS-48G(V) radar modification kits for aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. The 5-year contract (N00024-09-C-5395) has a base-year value of $29 million, plus 4 one year options, for a total contract value of $169.3 million.