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Australian & Finnish F-18s to Get New Antenna Detectors

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RAAF-20 F/A-18A(click to view full) Raytheon Electronics Systems in Goleta, CA received a $6.3 million firm-fixed-price delivery order against previously issued basic ordering agreement # N00019-05-G-0008. It covers one-time effecorts to develop a Forward Enhanced Integrated Antenna Detector (EIAD) and an Aft Enhanced Antenna Detector (EAD) in support of F/A-18A/B aircraft flown by Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the F/A-18C/Ds of the Finnish Air Force. The RAAF will receive 2 engineering development models and 20 EIAD/EAD. Work will be performed in Lansdale, PA (91.2%); and Goleta, CA (0.8%); and is expected to be complete in August 2008. This contract combines purchases for the RAAF ($5.3 million/ 84%) and the Finnish Air Force, ($ million/ 16%) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract. These EIAD/EADs are generally integrated into radar warning receivers, which tell a pilot if nearby radars are active and in range to target him; they are most likely a part of the RAAF’s HUG Hornet upgrade program for part of the RAAF fleet. UPDATE: A March 8/07 Raytheon release confirms. The antennas are part of the AN/ALR-67(v)3 system being installed in Australia’s Hornets after the ALR […]

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