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Raytheon developing new version of radar for U-2s

Raytheon (RTN +0.2%) is developing a new version of the Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar that flies on the U-2 Dragon Lady aircraft under a $320M undefinitized contract from the U.S. Air Force.

“ASARS-2B allows the Dragon Lady to see further than ever before,” said Eric Ditmars, VP of Raytheon Secure Sensor Solutions. “That kind of range is crucial for commanders to achieve decision superiority – and it ensures that the U-2 remains a preferred option for manned airborne surveillance operations.”

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