Telephonics Awarded Contract for AN/ZPY-4 Radar Supplies for U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter

Telephonics Corporation has been awarded a contract for the procurement of AN/ZPY-4 Radar supplies for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Air System.

The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a not-to-exceed value of around $23.5 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) located in Patuxent River, Maryland.

The maximum quantities that can be procured under this contract include a quantity of 14 complete AN/ZPY-4 Radar sets; 17 antenna pedestals; 17 receiver transmitters; 20 signal processors; 48 waveguide assemblies; 15 harness assemblies; 15 radio frequency (RF) cable assemblies (W110); 15 RF cable assemblies (W111); 15 RF cable assemblies (W112); 19 Radar Command and Control Systems.

The contract work will be performed in Huntington, New York, and is expected to be completed in September 2019.

AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar system is designed for maritime surveillance, tracking and classifying targets of interest in a wide range of applications including naval aviation, maritime police, border patrol as well as environmental and fisheries protection.

The system are capable of tracking multiple targets and can be found on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), enhancing situational awareness. Modes include Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR), Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), weather detection and avoidance as well as Search and Rescue Transponder (SART) beacon detection.

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