The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded Raytheon a potential five-year, $217 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) to support and sustain the sensor and processor for the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar System 2-A (ASARS-2A) through 2024, Raytheon announced on Monday.
The ASARS-2A utilizes ground moving-target indicators, search and spot modes to locate stationary targets and collect precise target location data in approximately-real time. The system will allow decision makers to process targeting data faster than they would relying on ground stations.
"With ASARS-2A, the Air Force can detect ground targets day or night, no matter the weather condition," said Chad Pillsbury, director at Raytheon Secure Sensor Solutions. "And, it's reliable. The Air Force just completed ASARS-2A's 9,000th tactical mission in Korea this year."
In addition, ASARS-2A provides the U-2 aircraft with long-range, high-resolution intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over large areas, from as high as 70,000 feet above Earth.
Raytheon continues to develop their missile and threat detection technology. Recently, the company secured a $97.3 million contract modification in November to support production and integration of radar systems designed to protect U.S. Navy vessels against multiple threats.
The company’s efforts to build, integrate and engineer AN/SPY-6(V) air and missile defense radars is an ongoing process with the Navy and other branches of the U.S. military to continue expanding the company’s integrated defense systems business.
Raytheon’s development shows their continued innovation on threats against the U.S. and integration of new radar systems to improve detection, to ultimately produce the quickest, most reliable defense technology.
Raytheon is a major leader in defense, technology, and cybersecurity, providing state-of-the-art solutions in mission systems integration. They provide C5I products that assist in sensing, effects, and mission support in over 80 countries.