Category Archives: North America News

United States Of America – More AN/APY-10s For Poseidon

Raytheon has been tasked to build 14 AN/APY-10 airborne maritime surveillance radars for the US Navy’s new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The order, worth $48.8 million (€36.1 million), will include the supply of 13 radars, and one spare, … Continue reading

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In September’s ChainHomeHigh: United States Of America – AN/TPS-59 Refurbishment Order

The United States Marine Corps is pressing ahead with the refurbishment of its AN/TPS-59(V)3 ground-based air surveillance radars …

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United States – APG-79 Contract

On 24th September, Raytheon was awarded a contract worth $39 million (€28 million) to supply 15 AN/APG-79 radars for US Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F combat aircraft for delivery by 2015. Deliveries of the first low-rate initial production radar to Boeing for … Continue reading

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United States – Northrop Grumman Wins ViSAR Work

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract worth $5.6 million (€4.1 million), as of 15th September, to perform work on the Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) programme orchestrated by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The company will construct … Continue reading

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United States – Space Fence Switches Off

After over fifty years of operation, the United States Air Force has de-activated its Space Fence space debris surveillance system. Correctly referred to as the Air Force Space Surveillance System (AF3S), the decision to close down Space Fence has been … Continue reading

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In this month’s ChainHomeHigh: ARL-E Enhancement

The United States Army details plans to perform an important radar upgrade for its Airborne Reconnaissance Low aircraft …

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United States Of America – AN/TPQ-49 Purchase

The US Army has placed an order worth $221.8 million (€168.6 million) for the supply of up to 73 AN/TPQ-49 weapons-locating radars with SRC. So far, the firm has delivered in excess of 500 AN/TPQ-49s to the force. The contract … Continue reading

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