Boeing has been awarded a $277 million contract from U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to support flight tests of the Raytheon Advanced Aerial Sensor (AAS) radar on the P-8A Poseidon maritime multimission aircraft. Work under the contract is due to be completed in August 2016. The goal is to demonstrate that the P-8 can be adapted to perform the same kind of wide-area ground surveillance as the aging E-8C Joint Stars system. The AAS radar, with a 40-ft.-long active, electronically scanned ...

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