APG-73 Radar

Mission: keeping the eyes open

Proactive management. Finding efficiencies. Streamlined processes. Keeping the eyes of Australia's F/A 18 fighter jets open is what we do through the APG-73 radar sustainment program.

Through its Australian team at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales, Raytheon Australia is providing the Royal Australian Air Force with 97 per cent total system availability for this intelligible, multi-mode, multi-waveform, all-weather, search-and-track sensor.

It's no surprise that we've won a contract extension until 2021. For the past seven years, Raytheon technicians have exceeded key performance indicators by an average of 10 percent.

With access to the APG-73's intellectual property from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, the radar's manufacturer, our team has epitomised the smart sustainment philosophy.

Working collaboratively with RAAF technicians to continue to find new ways to continue increasing the radar's availability, we're reducing the life cycle costs of the system.