Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has won a research and development (R&D) support contract worth $371.2m from the US Missile Defense Agency.
The deal will see the company provide warfighter support, product improvement and engineering services for the Sea-Based X-Band (SBX) radar and the US Army Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance Control Model-2 (AN/TPY-2) until October 2022.
The partnership is expected to provide the navy with affordable light-surface combatant technology based on Navantia’s family of Aegis frigates.
Saab is set to supply Sea Giraffe AMB multi-role 3D surveillance radar units for installation on-board the US Navy’s LCS 28 and LCS 30 littoral combat ships under the arrangement.
The radar will provide air and surface surveillance in support of US Navy missions.
BAE Systems has received an £18m ($23.9m) follow-on contract from the UK Ministry of Defence to support the Royal Navy’s air defence fleet, including Type 45 destroyers.
The company is expected to provide repair and maintenance services as part of the arrangement, as well as ensure the continued availability of the long-range radar (LRR) on-board six Type 45 Daring-class destroyers.