MARLBORO, Mass., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's first article
ASR-11 digital airport surveillance radar (DASR) systems located at Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., and Stockton, Calif., have been accepted by the U.S. Air
Force. This contract milestone has been achieved through confirmation of
compliant performance through testing.
Acceptance of these first article systems clears the way for acceptance of
low rate initial production (LRIP) systems, which are being installed at
multiple locations throughout the U.S. Raytheon is currently manufacturing 38
LRIP systems for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Aviation
"The DoD's acceptance of the first article systems is a significant
milestone in the DoD's and FAA's air traffic control modernization," said Bob
Eckel, vice president of Raytheon's air traffic management systems. "This
decision is based on test programs that ensured the systems met their design
The all solid-state ASR-11 radar provides a modern, highly reliable
upgrade to replace existing aging ASR-7 and 8 radars. The ASR-11 provides
airport terminal area primary surveillance coverage to 60 nautical miles and
secondary surveillance coverage to 120 nautical miles. The ASR-11 digital
processing provides greatly improved target and weather processing to support
the improved performance associated with deployment of the Standard Terminal
Automation Replacement System (STARS).
The ASR-11 DASR is a joint procurement for the DoD and the FAA. Raytheon
is under contract to develop and install up to 93 ASR-11 systems for the DoD
and 122 for the FAA over the next several years.
With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a
global technology leader in defense, government and commercial electronics and
business and special mission aircraft.
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