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Progress Seen In Navy's Advanced Airborne Sensor Program

June 21 2012


The U.S. Navy has authorized Raytheon to proceed to the next phase of the Advanced Airborne Sensor (AAS) program, reports Aviation Week & Space Technology.

After the Milestone B decision, the project will take on development and production planning, towards an eventual critical design review, officials said.

The AAS is a long-range, high-resolution surveillance radar that could replace the aging E-8 JSTARS aircraft. The system is a significantly improved version of the...

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