Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

TLDR:

  • The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon a $38.2 million contract to upgrade the Aegis combat system on Navy and allied destroyers.
  • The Aegis system uses computers and radar to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets on more than 100 deployed ships.

U.S. Navy shipboard electronics experts have requested Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX) to provide kits for technology upgrades to the Aegis combat system aboard U.S. Navy, Japan, and Australia guided missile destroyer surface warships. The $38.2 million four-year order is part of the Aegis Modernization (AMOD) program to enhance Aegis combat systems through the Advanced Capability Build (ACB) process. The Aegis system, developed in the 1980s, integrates radar, fire control systems, weapons control, and missile families. Upgrades involve the Aegis multimission signal processor, AN/SPY-6 radar, and integration of new missile systems for air defense and missile defense. Additional improvements include enhanced data links, surface search radar integration, and electronic warfare capabilities. Raytheon will conduct the work in Massachusetts and Virginia and is expected to be completed by February 2028.