In brief

Feb. 1, 2008

Raytheon to support Rapid Aerostat initial deployment systems

Raytheon won two U.S. Army contract modifications worth $18.2 million to provide contractor logistics support (CLS) for Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment, or RAID, systems that protect U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. The first award, valued at $13.2 million, expands the current CLS contract to support an additional 41 RAID and nine Eagle Eye elevated sensor systems being delivered through this month as part of the RAID production contract. The second contract, valued at $5 million, calls for additional spares to support the RAID aerostats currently in operation in Iraq. Work on both contracts will be performed by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems at the Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass., and the Warfighter Protection Center in Huntsville, Ala. Raytheon first developed RAID to meet the military’s increasing need for persistent surveillance in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. RAID consists of infrared sensor systems and ground-based motion detection radars, elevated on a stationary platform, capable of detecting hostile troop and equipment movement at great distances. This capability enables U.S. and coalition forces to respond rapidly to threatening situations.

SAIC wins delivery order to build signature-based trainers

Science Applications International Corp. in McLean, Va., won a delivery order from the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) at Carderock, Md., to help design and develop training tools for submarines and surface ships for the U.S. Navy. The cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order has a three-year period of performance and was awarded competitively under the Naval Sea Systems Command Seaport Enhanced contract. The total ceiling value of the delivery order is $50 million. SAIC has worked with NSWC to develop these tools, known as signature-based trainers, for more than 17 years to provide immersive classroom simulations that accurately represent the at-sea operating environment for sailors. Training simulations include high-fidelity acoustic signatures and detailed visual and infrared imagery through the periscope.

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