The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $92,069,954 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and manufacturing development of the Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar slated to be fitted on future aircraft carriers.
According to Rear Admiral Thomas Moore, program executive officer for aircraft carriers, the new radars, which are expected to save the navy some $180 million, will be will be installed on the second ship of the Gerald R. Ford class, the John F. Kennedy and the yet to be named LHA 8 America-class amphibious assault ship.
EASR will consist of two configuration variants: Variant 1, a rotating phased array; and Variant 2, a three-face fixed-phased array.
Raytheon said it would build, integrate and test an EASR engineering development model (EDM). The base contract begins with design work leading to preliminary design review, and culminating with system acceptance of the EDM at the end of testing.
According to the company, this contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $723 million.