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    US Navy Acquires Advanced Radar for Surveillance Aircraft

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    The US Navy will acquire 53 advanced radars for its P-8A Poseidon aircraft in a $153 million deal.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US Navy will acquire 53 advanced radars for its P-8A Poseidon aircraft in a $153 million deal to outfit the anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare surveillance and reconnaissance plane, US defense contractor Raytheon said in a statement on Friday.

    “The US Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a multi-year contract valued at $153 million to produce 53 maritime, littoral and overland surveillance radars for its fleet of Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft,” Raytheon said.

    The AN/APY-10 radar will provide “accurate and actionable information” for the Poseidon’s anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions, Raytheon said.

    Raytheon has already delivered 36 of 58 AN/APY-10 radars to the US Navy under a previous contract.

    Raytheon is one of the top US defense contractors with $23 billion in sales in 2014.


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