Raytheon Company issued a second contract with a small initial production rate (LRIP) under the radar modernization programs from F-15E USAF.
AESA radar APG-82 (V) 1 can detect, identify and accompany some air and surface targets at once at great distances than exchangeable radar APG-70. The system provides a significant increase reliability and reduce costs to the service.
«APG-82 radar from Raytheon will allow F-15E pilots to dogfight confident knowing that they use the most modern in the world onboard radar systems,» said Mark Kula (Mark Kula), vice president of onboard aircraft systems company Raytheon. «Raytheon is a world leader in the production of radar AFAR, which delivered more than 400 units and worked in the general difficulties 300 thousand flight hours on several choices of platforms.»
«Raytheon» plans to begin deliveries by LRIP-2 in February 2014. By this time the scheduled ending supply six radar APG-82 (V) 1 to LRIP-1.