Australian company Micreo has announced that it is shipping production components to Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems for the ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver (RWR) system.
The designer and manufacturer of radio frequency subsystems for aerospace and defence applications stated that it was selected by Raytheon more than two years ago for the design and development of the Microwave Integrated Circuit (MIC) for the RWR. The first production units delivered by Micreo will be used on the KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling and airlift aircraft that is intended to replace the US Air Force’s KC-135 Stratotanker.
“Our prior record of supply to Raytheon, with over 2,000 MICs delivered for the ALR-67(V)3 program since 2008, coupled with the development of our patented Gain Shaper technology, were the key factors contributing to our success on this new opportunity,” stated Micreo managing director Tim Shaw.
“This level of innovation is essential if we are to compete in the global defence and aerospace market. This win demonstrates that an Australian company can establish and maintain a competitive advantage in the international marketplace.”