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Raytheon secures U.S. Navy repair order for Boeing P-8A's APY-10 radar

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon of McKinney, Texas, a $7.1-million firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-19-F-G000) under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-14-G-005D) for the repair of the APY-10 radar system used on board Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft. One source was solicited for this non-competitive requirement in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1, with one offer received. The contracted work will be performed in Jacksonville, Fla. (66 percent) and McKinney, Texas (34 percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2021.

APY 10 Radar Being Installed on a P 8A Poseidon APY-10 Radar Being installed on a Boeing P-8A Poseidon (Picture source: Boeing)

The Navy has obligated the full $7.1 million in Fiscal Year 2019 Working Capital funds at the time of the award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support at Philadelphia, Penn., is the contracting activity.

The Boeing P-8 Poseidon (formerly the Multimission Maritime Aircraft or MMA) is a military aircraft developed for the United States Navy (USN). The aircraft has been developed by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, modified from the 737-800ERX. The P-8 conducts anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction, along with an early warning self-protection (EWSP) ability, otherwise known as electronic support measures (ESM).[8] This involves carrying torpedoes, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys. It is designed to operate in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle.

The P-8 is operated by the U.S. Navy, the Indian Navy (as the P-8I Neptune), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The aircraft has been ordered by the UK's Royal Air Force (RAF) where it will be known as the Poseidon MRA1, the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), and the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).