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Raytheon to Supply APG-73 Radar Spares for the F/A-18C/D Hornets

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Hornets Still Can Sting(click to view full) Raytheon Co. in El Segundo, CA received a maximum $48.7 million firm-fixed-price sole-source contract for spare AN/APG-73 radar systems and parts for the U.S. Navy F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter aircraft. Raytheon will perform the work in California, Massachusettes, Mississippi and Texas. There was originally 1 proposal solicited with 1 response. The date of performance completion is July 2012. Defense Logistics Agency Procurement Operations in Philadelphia, PA manages the contract (N00383-07-G-700H-TBD). The AGP-73 radar is still in wide use, hence the radar’s Phase II upgrades. It’s being replaced in newer planes by the next-generation AN/APG-79 AESA… APG-73 maintenance(click to view full) The APG-73 is an all-weather, multimode, multiwaveform search-and-track sensor that uses programmable digital processors needed for both air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. It is an upgrade of the AN/APG-65 that provides higher throughput and greater memory. The APG-65 equipped original F/A-18 Hornet fighters, and still serves in that capacity with some air forces. The most modern APG-73 Phase II upgrade incorporates a motion-sensing subsystem with reconnaissance software, a stretch waveform generator module, and a special test equipment instrumentation and reconnaissance module. With these enhancements, the F/A-18 aircraft have the hardware capability to make high-resolution radar […]

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