Defense analyst Paul Nisbet estimated that Raytheon could make $2 million to $3 million on each new radar system, not including initial engineering and design work. That would bring the value of the work at least into the mid-$100-million range. And that’s without the engineering. Raytheon recently began work to deliver eight upgraded radars for a different version of the aircraft, the F-15C model. That project, for the Air National Guard and Air Force, is funded by a $52.2million contract. Furthermore, Raytheon expects to upgrade the radar for nearly 300 other F-15C aircraft for the Air Force and Air National Guard, Henchey said. “It’s really a huge amount of business across the board, and we haven’t even talked about internationally,” said Henchey, who used to fly the aircraft for the Air Force. The F-15E, the two-seater version that specializes in air-to-ground attack, has been bought by various nations, most recently Singapore and South Korea, Henchey said. The new Raytheon radar to be installed in F-15E and C models is a variety of the radar the company makes for the Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet. “We are leveraging this technology and upgrading it constantly as it goes to both the Navy and Air Force war fighters,” Henchey said. Known as the active electronically scanned array, or AESA, the Raytheon radar is more powerful than the existing F-15 radars. In addition, the AESA has no moving parts, making it less prone to defects or needed maintenance than a traditional mechanical radar. In a statement, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems President Jon Jones said the new radar would give the F-15E a “new operational level of simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities,” and maintain the aircraft as part of the Air Force fleet through 2035. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Prime contractor Boeing Co. is still finalizing the details with the Air Force. But the value of the work to Raytheon could be hundreds of millions of dollars. The systems will be engineered and designed mostly in El Segundo and built in Texas and Mississippi, said Mike Henchey, director of strategy and business development for Raytheon’s Tactical Airborne Systems division in El Segundo. “It’s a big jump here because between the design and production, the high-tech force that works here in El Segundo will be working hard on the design and development phase through about 2015 and beyond,” Henchey said. “It won’t be a lot of additional jobs. It will just continue the need for this high-tech work force.” Development work in El Segundo will begin next year. Raytheon employs about 8,000 workers in El Segundo. EL SEGUNDO: The company could make hundreds of millions of dollars on system improvement for the Air Force. By Muhammed El-Hasan Staff Writer El Segundo-based Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems has been chosen to upgrade the radar systems for the Air Force’s 224 F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft, the company said Friday.
KOLKATA, India, CMC – Sunil Narine excelled with a cameo at the top of the order as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down a challenging total to beat Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets in the Indian Premier League here yesterday. Playing at Eden Gardens, Kings XI posted 170 for nine off their 20 overs and KKR overhauled the target in style, with 21 balls to spare to move to the top of the standings on net run rate. Captain Gautam Gambhir top-scored with an unbeaten 72 from 49 deliveries, posting 76 for the first wicket with Narine who smashed an entertaining 37 off 18 deliveries. First used in the opening role for Melbourne Renegades during the last Australia Big Bash, the left-handed Narine thumped four fours and three sixes in an a partnership that required a mere 34 balls. He took a particular liking to fast bowler Varun Aaron who he belted for back-to-back sixes and then a boundary in the sixth over before succumbing to the fourth delivery, caught at deep mid-wicket off a mis-directed pull. Gambhir, who counted 11 fours, then added 40 for the second wicket with Robin Uthappa (26) before putting on a further 55 in an unbroken third wicket partnership with Manish Pandey (25 not out). Earlier, off-spinner Narine proved superb with one for 19 in a miserly four-over spell as Kings XI struggled to get going after being sent in. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav was the leading bowler with four for 33. David Miller and opener Manan Vohra both top-scored with 28.
WASHINGTON — No retreat, no surrender is how President Donald Trump frames his decision to temporarily reopen the government while still pursuing a border wall deal.Some of his conservative backers have a different take, using words like “pathetic” and “wimp.”Other Trump supporters seem willing to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, while insisting that any ultimate government funding deal the president signs must include money for a wall.Trump defended himself Saturday from the conservative backlash to his decision to end the 35-day partial government shutdown without money for his promised border wall.He says if he doesn’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will shut down again on Feb. 15 or he will use his executive authority to address problems on the southern U.S. border.Deb Riechmann And Steve Peoples, The Associated Press
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