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F/A-18

Raytheon Receives F-18 Electronic Warfare Contract

March 1, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $77,267,880 contract modification to exercise an option for 89 full rate production Lot 14 AN/ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receivers, and nine countermeasure signal processor weapons replacement assemblies. The AN/ALR-67(V)3 enhances pilot situational awareness by providing accurate identification, lethality, and azimuth displays of hostile and friendly emitters. It also controls the electronic warfare data bus and interfaces with electronic warfare systems, the onboard radar, airborne mission computer, and the F/A-18 weapon systems. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support Hornet and Growler Software for Six Nations

February 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded an $11,611,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to procure up to 56,488 hours of sensor system software and hardware support in order to update, improve, and enhance tactical capabilities of the F/A-18 A-F/EA-18G aircraft.  This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy; and, under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the governments of Malaysia, Finland, Switzerland, Australia and Kuwait. The Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Boeing Supports U.S. Navy Jets

March 4, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a more than $8 million contract modification for integrated logistics support; in-service engineering; information systems; technical data; support equipment engineering; automated maintenance environment; training/software integration support; provisioning; and A-D sustaining engineering services in support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Support Fighters for Eight Countries

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $69 million delivery order for the procurement of integrated logistics support, for the F/A-18 Integrated Readiness Support Team Program (FIRST). The tasks include in-service engineering, information systems, technical data, support equipment engineering, automated maintenance environment, training/software integration support, provisioning, and A-D sustaining engineering service for continued support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G fleet. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon to Support AN/APG-79 Radar System

December 1, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a nearly $17 million ceiling priced order under a previously awarded contract for repair of the AN/APG-79 radar in support of the F/A-18 aircraft. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the contracting activity.

Raytheon Provides Electronically Scanned Array Radars

November 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $52 million contract modification for the procurement of 19 AN/APG-79 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars to be retrofitted into F/A-18E/F aircraft Lots 26-29. The AN/APG-79 AESA radar, which will replace the APG-73 radar, will provide increased air-to-air detection and track range, increased air-to-ground targeting capabilities, longer launch range for standoff weapons, enhanced capability against advanced threats, and optimized utilization of the aircraft's weapon systems contributing to the F/A-18E/F's survivability. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

DCS Corporation to Support U.S. Navy Aircraft

October 22, 2010
By George Seffers

DCS Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded an estimated $200 million contract to provide weapons and systems integration support services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division's integrated product teams and their associated weapons, including the F/A-18, EA-18G, AV-8B, H-1, Joint Strike Fighter, and unmanned aerial systems. The Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

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