Raytheon has been awarded an $84.7m contract by the US Naval Air Systems Command for continued production of ALR-67(V) 3 digital radar warning receivers.

The ALR-67(V) 3 is the US Navy standard for digital radar warning receiver technology and is designed for installation on all front-line, carrier-based F/A-18 E/F tactical aircraft.

The radar warning receiver combines fully channelised digital receiver architecture with dual processors and improves aircrew survivability through quick and accurate situational awareness of the threat environment.

The architecture of the radar enables successful detection of emitters in high-density electromagnetic environments and uses leading-edge digital technology for improved reliability.

Production will be carried out at the company’s facilities in Mississippi and Texas, US, with deliveries expected to begin in January 2013.