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Special Operations

Raytheon to make more Silent Knight radars

3rd December 2020 - 10:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Order from USSOCOM follows original June 2019 production contract

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has placed a $235.58 million multi-year procurement contract with Raytheon for production and delivery of the Silent Knight Radar.

Work on the sole-source contract is expected to be completed by July 2025. 

Raytheon was awarded the initial production contract by USSOCOM for Silent Knight in June 2019. That deal was worth $96.6 million.

Silent Knight is designed to facilitate safe flights at low altitude, by night or in bad weather.

USSOCOM has earmarked the radar for installation on its MH-47G Chinook and MH-60M Black Hawk helicopters, as well as MC-130J transport aircraft and CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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