C4iSR: Maritime

Vista contracted for additional F50-ER1 air surveillance radar

21 October 2018

The US Naval Air Systems Command’s (NAVAIR’s) Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded Vista Research Inc a USD36.2 million contract for the supply and in-service support of 2D air surveillance radar to equip Expeditionary Sea Base (T-ESB) and Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF) vessels.

Vista’s F50-ER1 X-band radar was developed under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort and is designed and optimised to automatically track targets in difficult radar clutter conditions, eliminating the need for operator adjustments and tuning. The new five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, awarded on 25 September, covers the supply and installation of eight F50-ER1 radar systems, and operation and sustainment support of 11 F50-ER1 radar (including three previously installed on ships).

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