Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) plants in suburban Syracuse and Owego will help produce 24 additional radars for a U.S. Navy aircraft program.
Falls Church, Virginia–based Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) awarded Lockheed Martin a $600 million contract for the multi-year production effort. Lockheed’s location in Clearwater, Florida will also help produce the radars.
The APY-9 radars are for the Navy’s E-2D aircraft program, also known as the Advanced Hawkeye program, Lockheed Martin said in a Tuesday news release.
Lockheed Martin is a Bethesda, Maryland–based defense contractor.
The APY-9 radar program is nearing completion of a current five-year production contract in 2020, and this new award calls for another five years of production, with deliveries spanning from 2021 to 2025. The latest radar order will include Lockheed Martin’s new advanced radar processor, the firm said.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to continue producing APY-9 radars for the Navy’s use on its Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and to continue supporting our customers with performance upgrades on a regular basis,” Ken Kaminski, director of the airborne & national surveillance radar program, said in the news release.
The APY-9 radar is an ultra high frequency (UHF) surveillance system that provides both mechanical and electronic-scanning capabilities “designed to ‘see’ smaller targets — and more of them — at a greater range, particularly in coastal regions and over land,” per the release.
“The team has performed extremely well to date in terms of delivering all of our APY-9 systems on or ahead of schedule,” said Kaminski.
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