kit, built principally by Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, consists of a new radar computer, radar control maintenance panel, electrical and mechanical software and hardware.
Boeing (NYSE: BA), as prime contractor and systems integrator, delivered the RSIP
kits to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
will operate all of the vessels under one division and will be able to share its exceptional engineering resource with greater flexibility across its sites in Thornaby, Bergen, Norway and Aberdeen.
improves the AWACS radar by increasing the sensitivity of the pulse Doppler radar allowing the aircraft to detect and track smaller targets.
kit consists of a new radar computer, a radar control maintenance panel, electrical and mechanical hardware and software.
British Aerospace, under subcontract to Boeing, installed the RSIP
and navigation kits at the Royal Air Force Base in Waddington, England.
Kathryn Whiting, Boeing NATO AWACS program manager, said, "Outstanding teamwork among Boeing, Daimler-Chrysler and Northrop Grumman was the key to successfully retrofitting the first 10 RSIP