COAST GUARD

ITT Exelis wins $6.5M contract for radar system

System is already integrated onto HC-130J Super Hercules aircraft

ITT Exelis has won a $6.5 million contract to supply the U.S. Coast Guard with a radar system that will support the service’s maritime reconnaissance mission.

This radar system, called the AN/APY-11 multimode radar, is designed to support the Coast Guard’s changing mission, including long-range surveillance, drug interdiction and counterterrorism, the company said in a release.

The radar is already integrated on the new HC-130J Super Hercules long-range surveillance aircraft. ITT Exelis provided the system under a 2005 contract award, the company said.

It is produced by Exelis and partner ELTA Systems Ltd.

As for the Super Hercules aircraft, it can perform surveillance in areas that are not normally patrolled easily, and does so by medium-range surveillance aircraft or cutters.

It also provides heavy air transport for maritime safety and security teams, port security units and National Strike Force personnel and equipment, the company said.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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