Navy places initial order to upgrade primary long-rage AN/SPS-48E radar

MELBOURNE, Fla. U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) officials have placed an initial order with Harris Corp. to upgrade the Navy’s primary long-range, 3-D defense radar. The order is worth an estimated $39 million and includes three one-year options.

Under , engineers will upgrade radars to the version that uses a solid-state . The contract falls under the Navy's Radar and Availability Recovery (ROAR) program.

"The radar is expected to remain in operation through the year 2050," says Rich Sorelle, president, Harris Electronic Warfare business unit.

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