Lockheed Martin receives award to produce radars for naval aircraft program

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Lockheed Martin’s Radar Sensor Systems market segment has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman worth over $600 million for multi-year production (MYP) of 24 additional APY-9 radars for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program, also known as the Advanced Hawkeye program.

The APY-9 radar program is nearing completion of a current five-year production contract in 2020, and this new award calls for another five years of production, with deliveries spanning from 2021 to 2025. The latest radar order will include Lockheed Martin’s new Advanced Radar Processor.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to continue producing APY-9 radars for the Navy’s use on its Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and to continue supporting our customers with performance upgrades on a regular basis,” Ken Kaminski, Airborne & National Surveillance Radar program director, said.

The APY-9 radar is an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) surveillance system that provides both mechanical and electronic scanning capabilities designed to “see” smaller targets – and more of them – at a greater range, particularly in coastal regions and over land.  

“The team has performed extremely well to date in terms of delivering all of our APY-9 systems on or ahead of schedule,” Kaminski said. Production work is performed at Lockheed Martin sites in Syracuse and Owego, New York, and Clearwater, Florida.  

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