ITT to upgrade Navy ship self-defense radar

Modification kits are part of program to extend life of AN/SPS-48G(V) system

ITT Corp. will extend the lifecycle of a key Navy shipboard radar system under a $29 million contract.

Under the contract, ITT will furnish modification kits for the AN/SPS-48G(V) radar as part of the ongoing Radar Obsolescence Availability Recovery program, the Defense Department announced Aug. 18. The purpose of the program is to extend the life of the radar system for several more decades.

The AN/SPS-48G(V) is a three-dimensional, air search radar installed on Nimitz-class aircraft carriers and vessels of some other classes. The radar plays an essential role in shipboard missile self-defense systems.

The Naval Sea Systems Command is the contracting activity.

ITT announced last month that it had won a $62 million contract from the DOD to upgrade software for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems that is part of the Joint Tactical Radio System program.

ITT of White Plains, N.Y., ranks No. 11 on Washington Technology’s 2009 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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