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Farnborough 2012: Raytheon widens RACR sales pitch

8th July 2012 - 08:32 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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In an effort to extend its AESA legacy, Raytheon is now exploring new avenues for the radars, company officials have explained.

Some 400 systems have been delivered to date, and Raytheon is looking at international sales for its Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar (RACR) system, as well as future ISR applications that will extend the capability of legacy platforms. RACR is suitable for the F-16, and legacy F/A-18 aircraft.

Mike Garcia, senior manager of F/A-18 business development, told Shephard that the system is perfect for asymmetrical warfare because it is able to scan air and ground targets at once. Because the

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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