$600 Million Build Will Incorporate Advanced Radar Processor
Northrop Grumman has contracted Lockheed Martin’s Radar Sensor Systems market sector to produce an additional 24 APY-9 radars for the US Navy’s (USN) E-2D ADVANCED HAWKEYE programme.
Worth in excess of $600 million (€539 million), the new award calls for production over an additional five years, with deliveries commencing in 2021. The order will include Lockheed Martin’s new Advanced Radar Processor. Production work will take place in Syracuse and Oswego, NY and Clearwater, FL.
“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,” commented Lockheed Martin’s Airborne and National Surveillance Radar Programme Director, Ken Kaminski.
The APY-9 radar is a 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.
“The team has performed extremely well to date in terms of delivering all of our APY-9 systems on or ahead of schedule,” Kaminski added.