MDA contracts Raytheon to provide risk-reduction demonstration for NCADE program

TUCSON, Ariz., 22 May 2006. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a $7 million contract to Raytheon Company for a risk-reduction demonstration associated with the evolving Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (NCADE) missile defense system program.

May 22nd, 2006

TUCSON, Ariz., 22 May 2006. The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has awarded a $7 million contract to Raytheon Company for a risk-reduction demonstration associated with the evolving Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (NCADE) missile defense system program.

"NCADE is proposed as an affordable boost- and ascent-phase intercept system that complements other MDA defensive capabilities focused on the protection of the continental United States and its allies against shorter range and asymmetric threat missiles," says Michael Booen, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Defense and Directed Energy Weapons.

The 12-month Raytheon effort will focus on propulsion systems and seeker enhancements, the results of which will be evaluated by MDA to determine applicability to a dynamic, cost-effective capability development program.

Work on the contract will be performed at Raytheon's Missile Systems business in Tucson, Ariz.

Aerojet will perform propulsion work at its Redmond, Wash., location.

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