Radar system contract with Raytheon cancelled by USAF

WASHINGTON. The U.S. Air Force is planning to cancel its contract with Raytheon for next-generation, ground-based radar. The Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long Range Radar (3DELRR) system was to be a gallium nitride-based radar that operated on the C-band. It was intended to replace the AN/TPS-75 ground-based radar used to track airborne targets.

According to a statement made by Air Force spokeswoman Patty Welsh and sent to UPI, the branch will start looking for options to replace the radar and will "take actions to conclude" its current contract with Raytheon.

According to Welsh, the Air Force's program office at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts will hold an industry day Feb. 4 and will release a solicitation shortly after.

Inside Defense first reported the cancellation.