TEWKSBURY, Mass., 6 Nov. 2009. Raytheon Company won a $5.8 million contract modification for engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. The contract calls for Raytheon to provide systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, testing, and logistics support.
This agreement marks the eighth modification to the $128 million contract awarded in January 2009 by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. A previous contract modification for $8.1 million was awarded in August 2009.
"This contract modification signifies the continued commitment by the U.S. government to ensure that Patriot systems are at the highest level of readiness," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "Raytheon is continually improving Patriot to deliver the most advanced capabilities to the U.S. Army and our 11 international partners."
Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS engineers at the company's Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.; IDS Headquarters in Tewksbury, Mass.; the Warfighter Protection Center in Huntsville, Ala.; and the Mission Capability Verification Center in White Sands, N.M.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for domestic and international Patriot air and missile defense systems, and systems integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.