TEWKSBURY, Mass., 21 April 2009. Raytheon Company won a $27 million contract to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., provided the additional funding under a previously awarded contract to Raytheon in January 2009. This $27 million combines with $132.2 million awarded earlier this year bringing the value of the contract to $159.2 million with the potential for additional funding.
"We continually engage in software development, testing, and modernization to ensure that warfighters have the advantage in a world where the threat is changing," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These investments in engineering services ensure that Patriot will continue to be the most modern, combat-proven and globally-fielded air and missile defense system."
This contract provides for engineering services that support Patriot systems in the hands of the U.S. Army and Raytheon's 11 international partners.
Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; at IDS Headquarters, Tewksbury, Mass.; at the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.; and at the Mission Capability Verification Center, White Sands, N.M.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and systems integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.