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Raytheon awarded KC-46 tanker contract

20th June 2011 - 03:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Raytheon Company has received a contract from The Boeing Company to supply ALR-69A digital radar warning receivers and digital anti-jam receiver global positioning systems for the KC-46 tanker.

"Raytheon's ALR-69A digital radar warning receiver will provide the KC-46 tanker with greater situational awareness that will result in significant increased aircrew survivability," said Maureen Dougherty, Boeing KC-46 vice president and program manager.

"The ALR-69A is an all-digital radar warning receiver designed to work both with large and fighter aircraft," said Mark Kula, vice president, Tactical Airborne Systems, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "Our advanced digital open architecture provides increased sensitivity and the ability to accurately identify threat signals much earlier in today's dense urban environments. We look forward to working with Boeing and contributing to delivering these much-needed capabilities to the warfighter."

The Raytheon digital anti-jam receiver global positioning system and multielement controlled reception pattern antenna provides robust GPS-based navigation. The system is part of Raytheon's GPS and Navigation Systems portfolio of avionics anti-jam and GPS receiver products.

"This is the world's first avionics GPS receiver to integrate high performance digital anti-jam capabilities into a single product," said Joe Kiser, program manager, Integrated Technology Programs, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "This system will improve performance, size, weight and power for the KC-46 tanker."

Source: Raytheon


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