Raytheon to supply eight F1 Sentinel radar systems to Egypt

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a foreign military sales (FMS) contract to supply eight F1 Sentinel radar systems to Egypt.

The firm-fixed-price contract, valued at around $44.5 million, is awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) based in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.

The contract also included eight Ethernet extender kits, 2-year concurrent spare parts package, diagnostic spare parts package, operator training course, and maintainer training course.

The contract ork will be performed in Fullerton, California, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2021.

AN/MPQ-64F1 Sentinel Radar

AN/MPQ-64F1 Improved Sentinel is the newer version of the AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel 3D radar. The Improved Sentinel operates at a range of 75 km (47 mi) compared to the 40 km (25 mi) of Sentinel.

The 3D radar used to alert and queue Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) weapons to the locations of hostile targets approaching their front line forces.

The radar automatically acquires, tracks, classifies, identifies and reports targets,including cruise missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.

The radar is designed with high resistance to electronic countermeasures(ECM).  Mounted on a towed platform, it can be positioned remotely from the rest of the unit, operated autonomously and communicate with the Fire Distribution Center (FDC) via wideband fiber-optic link.

The Sentinel radar is deployed with forward area air defense units of the U.S. Army.

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