Raytheon to Upgrade Radar Systems
Raytheon Co., Space and Airborne Systems, El Segundo, California, is being awarded a $6,859,675 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Naval Radar and Algorithm Upgrade Phase I program. The Office of Naval Research is interested in improving the operational performance of Navy radars for the purpose of maritime, littoral and overland asymmetric and classical threat scenarios. Areas of radar technology advancements include incorporating electronic protection, synthetic aperture radar, inverse synthetic radar, ground moving target indication, maritime moving target indication, littoral and maritime surveillance. These upgrades to various naval radars will demonstrate multi-source surveillance capabilities in support of surface and aerospace surveillance technologies to transition to the warfighter. Work will be performed in El Segundo, California, and is expected to be completed by September 27, 2017. Fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funds in the amount of $1,495,000 will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured under Office of Naval Research broad agency announcement (BAA) 15-001. Since proposals will be received throughout the year under the long-range BAA, the number of proposals received in response to the solicitation is unknown. The Office of Naval Research, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity (N00014-15-C-5034).