TEWKSBURY, Mass., 16 February 2005. Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $151.3 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide engineering services support to the Patriot air and missile defense program.
The award to Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) provides funding for the first of four, one-year options, to last year's base award for which IDS will provide engineering services in support of Patriot air and missile defense systems. Engineering support includes system and software engineering, hardware engineering, quality assurance, configuration management, system testing, logistic support and program management. In particular, the contract funds the integration of several hardware and software improvements developed by separately funded programs.
Patriot is the cornerstone of the U.S. Army's integrated air defense systems. It provides long-range, all-weather, air defense capability to counter tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. As the prime contractor for the Patriot air and missile defense, IDS works to assure that both the U.S. and its international customers possess an air and missile defense capability against all threats well into this century.
The contract also calls for engineering services tasks to be performed in support of foreign military customers associated with the Patriot program. Work will be performed at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Centers in Andover, Mass., and Huntsville, Ala.; its Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass.; its Headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass.; and additional Raytheon facilities in Bedford and Burlington, Mass.; El Paso, Texas; and Saudi Arabia.
Raytheon Company is the prime contractor for the Patriot system and the system integrator for the Configuration 3 system that includes the PAC-3 missile. As the system integrator, Raytheon ensures that all Patriot system components provide the warfighter a reliable and highly lethal capability to defeat the threats in current and future combat environments.
Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in mission systems integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated solutions for the air, surface and subsurface battlespace.
Raytheon Company, with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide. For more information, see www.raytheon.com.