Lockheed Martin’s Radar Sensor Systems market segment has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman worth over $600 million for Multi-Year Production (MYP) of 24 additional APY-9 radars for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program. It’s also known as the Advanced Hawkeye program.
The APY-9 radar program is nearing completion of a current five-year production contract in 2020, and this new award calls for another five years of production – with deliveries spanning from 2021 to 2025. The latest radar order will include Lockheed Martin’s new Advanced Radar Processor.
«We’re excited to have the opportunity to continue producing APY-9 radars for the Navy’s use on its Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and to continue supporting our customers with performance upgrades on a regular basis», Ken Kaminski, Airborne & National Surveillance Radar program director, said.
The APY-9 radar is an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) surveillance system that provides both mechanical and electronic scanning capabilities designed to «see» smaller targets – and more of them – at a greater range, particularly in coastal regions and over land.
«The team has performed extremely well to date in terms of delivering all of our APY-9 systems on or ahead of schedule», Kaminski said.
Production work is performed at Lockheed Martin sites in Syracuse and Owego, New York, and Clearwater, Florida.
|Wingspan||24.56 m/80 feet 7 in|
|Width, wings folded||8.94 m/29 feet 4 in|
|Length overall||17.60 m/57 feet 8.75 in|
|Height overall||5.58 m/18 feet 3.75 in|
|Diameter of rotodome||7.32 m/24 feet|
|Weight empty||19,536 kg/43,068 lbs|
|Internal fuel||5,624 kg/12,400 lbs|
|Takeoff gross weight||26,083 kg/57,500 lbs|
|Maximum level speed||648 km/h/350 knots/403 mph|
|Maximum cruise speed||602 km/h/325 knots/374 mph|
|Cruise speed||474 km/h/256 knots/295 mph|
|Approach speed||200 km/h/108 knots/124 mph|
|Service ceiling||10,576 m/34,700 feet|
|Minimum takeoff distance||410 m/1,346 feet ground roll|
|Minimum landing distance||537 m/1,764 feet ground roll|
|Ferry range||2,708 km/1,462 NM/1,683 miles|
|Power Plant||2 × Rolls-Royce T56-A-427A, rated at 5,100 eshp each|
|In-flight refueling||12 hours|