Raytheon Intelligence & Space to deliver additional AESA radars to the U.S. Marine Corps

APG -79 (V) 4 Helping pilots detect and track enemy aircraft from farther distances

Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will fulfill two orders of APG-79(V)4 AESA radars for the U.S. Marine Corps with a total value of $63 million.

The radar, which is a scaled version of the APG-79 AESA that equips F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighters and EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jets, will be integrated on the F/A-18 C/D Hornet platform.

We are delivering leading-edge capabilities to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Air Force to help them stay ahead of rapidly evolving threats,” said Eric Ditmars, vice president of Secure Sensor Solutions for RI&S. “The upgraded APG-79(V)4 AESA radar offers significant improvements in combat capability, and its increased reliability and sustainability equates to lower maintenance and repair costs, which increases aircraft availability.

Employment of highly efficient Gallium Nitride, or GaN, enables this game changing radar to be effectively integrated into the F/A-18 C/D Hornet platform, which will help pilots detect and track enemy aircraft from farther distances with greater accuracy. The radar’s improved targeting capabilities provide an edge in crucial operations including air-to-air, maritime strike and air-to-surface missions through near speed of light beam steering.

With GaN and phased array technology, Marine aircrew operating in hostile electronic environments will be able to detect, track, identify and engage a greater number of targets faster and at longer ranges than ever before for greater lethality and survivability in the air,” said Dave Beydler, vice president, Requirements and Capabilities at RI&S. “And it will help keep these aircraft relevant through 2030.

These two orders are in addition to previous production orders totaling $110 Million.

Production will take place at Raytheon Intelligence & Space facilities in Andover, Massachusetts and Forest, Mississippi.

About Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in adjusted pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.