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Raytheon Enlists Anaren to Support Radar Production

June 5, 2017
Anaren has been contracted by Raytheon to supply beamformers for a new Navy radar system.

Anaren has been contracted by Raytheon Co. for complex beamforming assemblies in support of the U.S. Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR). The contract, from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), is worth $31.5 million and will begin immediately at Anaren’s East Syracuse, N.Y. facility with assistance from facilities in Salem, N.H. and Littleton, Co. The contract is part of the AN/SPY-6(V) Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase of the U.S. Navy program, which was recently awarded to Raytheon. If all LRIP options are exercised, the contract could worth approximately $97 million to Anaren.

Raytheon is the prime contractor on the Navy program, responsible for the design, development, integration, and testing of the new, highly scalable, and energy-efficient advanced radar system for the detection of ballistic missiles and air/surface targets. The AMDR system is planned for installation on the DDG 51 Flight III Arleigh-Burke class destroyers.

“Anaren’s use of unique beamformer design technology and vertically integrated production packaging techniques enables us to deliver high performance, complex RF assemblies critical to the mission requirements for the radar,” said  Mark Kosalek, Anaren’s vice president of Business Development. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Raytheon on this vital program, as well as any future derivative systems that the U.S. Navy may require for the defense of our warfighters.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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