Raytheon provides radar warning receivers for US Air Force tankers

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced it will outfit the US Air Force´s newest tanker, the KC-46 Pegasus with 111 ALR-69A systems, including spares, the company said.

Raytheon will complete radar warning receiver deliveries by 2025 under the contract with Boeing.

ALR-69A – the world´s first all-digital radar warning receiver – alerts tanker aircrews to imminent airborne threats and allows them to take evasive action. To date, 50 ALR-69A systems for the KC-46 have been delivered to Boeing.

In 2018, the US Air Force awarded Raytheon an IDIQ to outfit their fleet of tactical air and large body aircraft with ALR-69A. Since that award, ALR-69A has gone through significant enhancements, including frequency extensions that detect and identify threats across the spectrum. It is also installed on the US Air Force C-130H and is currently being tested on the F-16.

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of USD 27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.