RAAF AF/A-18Fs to Receive Raytheon Communication Equipment

7 December 2009 (Last Updated December 7th, 2009 18:30)

The US Defense Department has announced that Raytheon Systems has been awarded a communication equipment development contract for the AF/A-18F aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force. Under the $12.7m contract, Raytheon will manufacture 30 electronic modules for AF/A-18F Super Horne

The US Defense Department has announced that Raytheon Systems has been awarded a communication equipment development contract for the AF/A-18F aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force.

Under the $12.7m contract, Raytheon will manufacture 30 electronic modules for AF/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft by August 2013.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, with built-in versatility, is the most advanced combat-proven strike fighter, capable of performing day and night strikes with precision-guided weapons.

A suite of integrated and networked systems in the F/A-18E/F aircraft provides enhanced interoperability and total force support to the combatant commander and the troops on the ground.