Fresh from its recent win of the U.S. Navy’s coveted Air-and-Missile-Defense Radar (AMDR), Raytheon now has an $8.5 million deal from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to design the Flexible Distributed Array Radar (Flexdar).
“Migrating digital technologies closer to the front end of radars will allow for more reconfigurability and ultimately more flexible radars resulting in game-changing improvements,” says Paul Ferraro, vice president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Advanced Technology Programs.
The U.S. will find the money to fund the refueling and overhauling of the aircraft carrier CVN-73 USS George Washington, says U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee.
WASHINGTON - The rebalance called for the percentage of ships to increase to about 60% from about half of the overall fleet, notes Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla). But thanks to sequestration and related cuts, there are fewer ships available. “It’s 60 percent of a smaller number,” he says.
The program would involve a $17 billion research and development effort that would produce a first submarine at an estimated cost of about $6.3 billion and additional subs at about $4.9 billion each for a total of 12 to be acquired between 2021 and 2035. (Ohio SSGN submarine photo: U.S. Navy)
WASHINGTON - Speaking about the Chinese submarine force at a March 25 hearing on North Korea and the Pacific, Adm. Samuel Locklear, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, told the committee, “The have a credible submarine force now. They are modernizing.”
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