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Raytheon wins $80 million contract
By Martin Sieff Mar 21, 2006, 23:06 GMT
The Raytheon Company announced Tuesday it has won an $80 million contract modification from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide engineering services support to the Patriot Air and Missile Defense program.
The award provides additional funding for the second of four one-year options to the fiscal year 2004 base award for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide engineering services in support of Patriot air and missile defense systems, Raytheon said.
'This contract reflects customer confidence in our ability as prime contractor to continue to provide a reliable, scaleable Patriot air and missile defense capability,' said Rick Yuse, vice president, Raytheon IDS Integrated Air Defense business area. 'We are committed to ensuring Patriot remains the cornerstone of the U.S. Army`s integrated air defense system against all threats well into this century.'
Engineering support includes system and software engineering, hardware engineering, system testing, quality assurance, configuration management, logistic support and program management, Raytheon said.
The contract funds specific tasks, including the implementation of the architecture for the first phase of the Combined Aggregate Program, CAP phase 2 studies, system of system architecture studies, Patriot Advanced Capability 3 missile integration and missile segment enhancement, and conducting annual service practice missile firings, the company said.
The contract also calls for engineering services tasks to be performed for Germany, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Spain, Greece and Taiwan. Work will be performed at Raytheon IDS Headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass.; Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.; Integrated Force Protection and Security Center in Huntsville, Ala.; and the Mission Capability Verification Center at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
Raytheon is the prime contractor for the Patriot system and the system integrator for the configuration 3 system.