Raytheon has delivered the first APY-10 surveillance radar for the Indian navy's Boeing P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).
The radar is specifically customised for India, said Raytheon. Aside from a surface search capability, it also has air-to-air and weather modes.
"The APY-10 radar delivers accurate and actionable information in all weather, day and night, for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, and for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance [ISR] missions," said Raytheon.
The weather and surface search modes can be interleaved, added the company. This provides the crew with up-to-date weather avoidance information while the aircraft is conducting surveillance operations.
The Indian navy is acquiring eight P-8I aircraft.