Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics members of an industry team working to deliver a shipboard dual-band radar for the U.S. Navy by early 2013.
Raytheon said in a release it is the prime contractor for the Cobra Judy Replacement program, which comprises of X- and S-band active phased-array antennas that each are nearly four stories tall and weigh more than 500,000 pounds.
During a recent test 0nboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen, Raytheon said both the X-band and S-band radars acquired and tracked satellites under the control of the CJR common radar suite controller for the first time.
The company also demonstrated the system’s full-power radiation with the radars.
In late 2011, Raytheon completed a shipboard installation of CJR mission equipment at Kiewit Offshore Services in Corpus Christi, Texas.