Raytheon to build EASR
Raytheon will build, test and integrate an Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar (EASR) engineering development model for the US Navy under an engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) contract announced on 19 August. The $92 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract could rise to $723 million with all options exercised.
Raytheon’s work on the contract will encompass design work, preliminary design review and system acceptance of the engineering development model at the end of testing.
The EASR is being developed as the primary air surveillance radar to support ship self-defence, situational awareness and air traffic control (ATC) for the navy’s Ford class Carriers (CVN 79+). For other ship classes, EASR will be the primary radar for self-defence and situational awareness and the backup radar for ATC.
The radar will be configured in two variants; a rotating phased array variant and a three-face fixed-phased array.
Raytheon expects work on the contract to be complete by February 2020.
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