USA: Raytheon Gets USD 106 Million for Aegis Radar Work

first_imgThe U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company  a $106.4 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the production of Aegis-related equipment, including the AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System. With this modification, Raytheon will continue its long history of reliable manufacturing of these two essential components, which are critical to Aegis’ air and missile defense capabilities.The work will support DDG 116, the next planned ship of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers, as well as the Aegis Ashore missile defense system. Raytheon’s AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control System, both key elements of the Aegis system, have been in production for more than 30 years as part of the U.S. Navy’s Aegis shipbuilding program.“Raytheon has partnered with the Navy for more than three decades on Aegis, and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the program,” said Denis Donohue, director of Above Water Sensors for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “As the world’s preeminent leader in naval radar technology, we are uniquely positioned to advance the legacy of Aegis and build upon its proven capabilities.”Raytheon’s Work on AegisRaytheon also provides performance-based logistics support, including spares and repairs, for Aegis weapons systems. In addition, the company manages system repairs in support of foreign military sales. The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently aboard the U.S. Navy’s fleet of cruisers and destroyers, as well as Japanese Kongo-class destroyers, Spanish F-100-class frigates, and South Korean KDX-111 King Sejong the Great-class destroyers. The AN/SPY-1 radar will also be deployed by the Royal Australian Navy’s future Air Warfare Destroyer. Raytheon Australia serves as the combat systems integrator for AWD.Work on this contract will be performed at Raytheon IDS’ Surveillance and Sensors Center, Sudbury, Mass.; Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.; and Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.Radar Expertise and HeritageRaytheon’s radar expertise spans the spectrum from UHF to X/Ku-band for both land-based and naval radar solutions. The company’s program management, manufacturing maturity and infrastructure, and technology expertise continue to evolve to support both legacy and next-generation radars, such as the U.S. Navy’s Dual Band Radar, Cobra Judy Replacement, and Air and Missile Defense Radar.About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, April 18, 2012; Image: Raytheon USA: Raytheon Gets USD 106 Million for Aegis Radar Work View post tag: Aegis April 18, 2012 View post tag: Radar Work View post tag: Naval View post tag: Raytheon View post tag: USD 106 Million View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Raytheon Gets USD 106 Million for Aegis Radar Work View post tag: gets Equipment & technology View post tag: usa Share this articlelast_img read more

The Bugman

first_img“I go out of my way to find little bits of paradise all over the world,” Kleinpaste said, “while constantly striving to change people’s perceptions about the small things in life that matter so much to our world.”Doors will open at 6 p.m. and will feature the insect zoo from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences entomology department. The Bugman will be available for autographs and chats before and after the show. There is no cost for the event, which is open to all ages.From November 2004 to November 2005, Kleinpaste traveled the world, filming Animal Planet’s “Buggin’ with Rudd” in the most exotic and weird locations – from Alaska and the Okefenokee swamp to Papua New Guinea, Namibia and the Venezuelan Amazon. Kleinpaste lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife Julie and son Tristan. When he’s not working on media projects, he does research, works as a consulting entomologist for government departments and private companies or prepares a new destination for the next eco-tour he wants to lead.For more information, contact Marianne Robinette at (706) 542-1238 or [email protected] University of GeorgiaYou’re not scared of a little bug, are you?Ruud “The Bugman” Kleinpaste from the Animal Planet series, “Buggin’ with Rudd” will be discussing insects at 7 p.m. Monday, March 26 in Athens, Ga. The talk will take place at the University of Georgia Student Learning Center, Room 101.last_img read more