The U.S. Navy has awarded a multi-year contract to Raytheon Company for development of the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS), the follow-on to the conventional, mechanically scanned Littoral Surveillance Radar System (LSRS) that the first P-8A Poseidons will carry. The new AAS radar is expected to provide more precise targeting, although Navy officials still won’t acknowledge that it will have an active electronically scanned array (AESA) advanced antenna. They do admit that the P-8 was ...


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