Raytheon Co. has received a contract from Boeing for the production of advanced APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars. The US Air Force and the US Air National Guard will receive radars from the contract and deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2011. The radars are intended to enhance the performance of deployed F-15C aircraft and will replace the current mechanically scanned radar systems. With its superior targeting and tracking capabilities, the APG-63(V)3 will enable aircrews to detect and identify targets well beyond the range of the existing systems.

“Our APG-63(V)3 AESA radars offer significant reliability and maintainability benefits, resulting in lower life-cycle costs,” said Steve Schwarzkopf, F-15 Program Director, Tactical Airborne Systems. “These systems are designed to give pilots the ultimate operational advantage and bring them home safely.”