Raytheon wins $140M deal to supply advanced radars to Canada's CF-18 Hornets

Raytheon contract radar Canada Hornet
Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) recently awarded a contract to Raytheon to upgrade 36 Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18A/B+ Hornet fighter aircraft with AN/APG-79 (V) 4 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar.

The FMS contract, worth $ 140.4 million, is expected to be completed in March 2024. In addition to the radars, Raytheon will provide supplies and support including software, obsolescence management, engineering support, and associated technical, financial, and administrative data.

Most of the work related to this agreement will be performed in Forest, MS, and El Segundo, CA.

The proven APG-79 AESA radar system will enhance the Canadian Hornet fleet by providing the aircraft with active electronic beam scanning, thus allowing the radar beam to be steered at very high speeds.

Its agile beam also enables the multimode radar to interleave in near-real time so that pilots and crew can use both modes, simultaneously. The radar system also optimizes situational awareness and provides superior air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities.

Written by Matteo Sanzani
Image: Royal Canadian Air Force

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