Phoenix Air Group, Inc. has been awarded a Naval Air Systems Command 5-year multi-million dollar contract to provide airborne maritime range surveillance for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and other Department of Defense range facilities. The company is using a highly modified G-IIB aircraft (see aircraft pictured above) equipped with the Raytheon SeaVueTM coastal and sea surveillance radar along with a Gulfstream G-III jet aircraft with high definition APS-127 Surface Search Radar systems.  These aircraft provide maritime sea surveillance during all MDA missile launches conducted at the Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sand, HI. The services provided are in support of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) System and MDA Joint Test Mission (JTM) missile launches out of Vandenberg AFB, California. Additionally, a specially equipped Gulfstream G-I turbo prop aircraft with digital RDR-1500B Surface Search Radar is available to supplement any maritime range surveillance taskings. Phoenix Air complements this equipment with flight crews and radar operators highly trained in Range Clearing procedures.