US defence electronics major Raytheon has announced that it has supplied the first international version of APY-10 maritime surveillance radar for India's order for eight Boeing P-8I patrol aircraft being built for the Indian navy.
Raytheon announced at the ongoing Singapore Air Show that the system had been delivered to Boeing for installation on the P-8I for Indian Navy, which ordered for he eight aircraft in January 2009 for $2.1 billion. Since the first order, India has already approved for another four more P-8I for Indian Navy.
"Our APY-10 radar will provide the Indian navy with proven, low-risk technology built on generations of successful Raytheon maritime radar systems," at Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems Business vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems Tim Carey said.
Adaptable and configurable, the APY-10 radar is a premier example of Raytheon's ability to meet key customer requirements.
Raytheon has modified the radar system, adding an air-to-air mode for detection and tracking of airborne targets was added, as well as an interleaved weather and surface search capability, to meet the Indian Navy's requirements