Central NY company gets radar contract extension with Army

CICERO, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York company that produces radar systems has signed a contract extension with the U.S. Army valued at up to $85 million. The new order this week with SRCTec of Cicero for 73 lightweight counter mortar radars adds to an initial Army contract of $221.8 million...

CICERO, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York company that produces radar systems has signed a contract extension with the U.S. Army valued at up to $85 million.

The new order this week with SRCTec of Cicero for 73 lightweight counter mortar radars adds to an initial Army contract of $221.8 million signed three years ago. The company also has an option for a third year through July 2019. That would bring the total value of the contract to $306 million.

The radar can detect incoming mortar fire, according to the Pentagon and the company. SRCTec has manufactured and delivered almost 600 of the portable units to the Army, which calls them one of the best inventions in recent years.

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