Raytheon Company has been awarded a $7.6 million engineering and manufacturing development contract to supply anti-jam GPS receivers to the Air Force’s C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). Boeing Integrated Defense Systems selected the Raytheon Digital Anti-jam Receiver (DAR) to provide C-130 airlift and special mission aircraft with robust and highly accurate navigation components. Under a follow-on production contract, 982 DAR systems at a cost of approximately $37.3 million may be required.
Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems will adapt the DAR militarized GPS anti-jam sensor, originally developed for high performance fighters such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, to the Boeing C-130 AMP architecture. Each DAR system will include a 24 channel Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) receiver, digital anti-jam electronics, and a multi-element antenna.
Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) designs, develops and manufactures advanced systems for precision engagement; missile defense; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., SAS has 11,000 employees and additional facilities in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.; Dallas, McKinney and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.