TEWKSBURY, Mass., 8 March, 2012. Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) received a $138.7 million contract to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. This is the third of four annual options to the base contract awarded in 2009, which brings the total amount to date to $803 million.
Issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., the contract calls for Raytheon to continue to deliver systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing and logistics support.
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Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; IDS Headquarters, Tewksbury, Mass.; the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.; and the Mission Capability Verification Center, White Sands, N.M.
Patriot is an air and missile defense system that protects against a range of threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is the currently used by 12 nations around the globe.
Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.