U.S. Air Force Accepts First Article ASR-11 Digital Airport Surveillance Radar (DASR) Systems
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 Administration (FAA). "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 specifications." 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. Contact: Blanche Necessary 202.314.3780 MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X14561055
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