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MOD Announces New £18m Long Range Radar Contract


28 November 2017

A new £18m contract for work on the Royal Navy’s Long Range Radar (LRR) was announced by Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin.

The contract will ensure the continued availability of Long Range Radar (LRR) equipment on the UK’s six Type 45 destroyers, including maintenance and repairs.

The work will sustain 11 highly-skilled jobs with BAE Systems in Chelmsford, as well as four in Portsmouth.

The Long Range Radar provides the Royal Navy with a detailed air surveillance picture of the battlespace, capable of automatically detecting and tracking hundreds of separate targets simultaneously at ranges of greater than 200 miles.

It is a key element of the Type 45 air defence capability and is also employed on the new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers.

The new contract, which will run for the next five years, will cover support for the entire Type 45 fleet as well as one shore-based facility in Portsmouth.

Source: navaltoday.com