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The AN/SPS-73 has been replacing the aging AN/SPS-64 used by the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy. The AN/SPS-73 Surface Search Radar project is a joint acquisition between the two services, with the Coast Guard leading the project.

In April 1996, Hughes Aircraft (now Raytheon) won the AN/SPS-73 development contract based on standardizing a Japanese Furuno navigation radar.

The radar has greater detection capability due to more efficient antennas, elimination of the wave guide, more...

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