ITT Exelis to supply radar for Coast Guard's HC-130J
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 07, 2013
ITT Exelis has won a $6.5 million contract to deliver a radar system to the Coast Guard that will be used to support the service's maritime reconnaissance mission, the company said March 7.
Under the contract, the company will supply its AN/APY-11 multimode radar to be integrated on the new HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft, the company said.
The AN/APY-11 multimode radar is designed to support key missions of the Coast Guard, such as long-range surveillance, drug interdiction and counterterrorism, the company said.
The AN/APY-11 multimode radar is produced by Exelis and partner ELTA Systems, and has been used by the service since 2005.
The HC-130J aircraft performs maritime surveillance in areas that cannot be patrolled efficiently by medium-range surveillance aircraft or cutters. In addition, the aircraft provides heavy air transport for maritime safety and security teams, port security units and National Strike Force personnel and equipment.