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Raytheon Receives Up To $29 Million Radar Work From Boeing

By | January 29, 2007

      The Boeing Co. [BA] gave Raytheon Co. [RTN] a $29 million contract for upgrading radars, including those used in a key ballistic missile defense system.

      Raytheon will provide sustainment support for the Upgraded Early Warning Radar and the Cobra Dane Upgrade.

      The award came from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, prime contractor for the Ground Based Midcourse Defense segment of the Missile Defense Agency Ballistic Missile Defense System.

      Under the contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will continue to provide engineering services to ensure the sustainment infrastructure of the Upgraded Early Warning Radars at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and Fylingdales in the United Kingdom, and the Cobra Dane radar at Shemya, Alaska.

      Work will be performed at the Raytheon Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass. The award includes a basic period valued at $10 million and an option phase valued at $19 million.

      The program upgrades the existing Raytheon-developed PAVE PAWS and Ballistic Missile Early Warning Systems by adding missile defense capabilities while retaining missile warning and space surveillance missions.

      Upgraded Early Warning Radars provide midcourse target detection and tracking for Ground Based Midcourse Defense.

      Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon’s leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the Missile Defense Agency, armed forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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