Raytheon Building F-35 Fighter’s Anti-Jam GPS Sensor
Raytheon [NYSE: RTN] has been selected to develop the next-generation militarized GPS system with anti-jam and stealth capabilities for the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The JSF digital anti-jam receiver (DAR) will provide accuracy supporting the precision strike mission capability of the multi-role, stealthy strike fighter aircraft.
Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business was awarded an initial $25.8 million subcontract for system development and demonstration (SDD) by Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], which is responsible for mission systems integration of the GPS sensor on the F-35 JSF team. The potential value of the work is $125 million to provide DAR systems through SDD and production.