RESTON, Va., Jan. 11, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide mission
support for Relocatable-Over-the-Horizon-Radar (ROTHR) systems.
The contract to Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) includes a
one-year base period and four one-year options and has a potential value of
$93.9 million, including options.
Under this competitively awarded contract, RTSC will provide operation and
maintenance, engineering and training services. Work will be performed in
Chesapeake and New Kent, Va.; Freer, Texas; and Fort Allen and Vieques, Puerto
Rico, and is expected to be completed by January 2010. The U.S. Navy Fleet
Industrial Supply Center Norfolk Detachment, Philadelphia, is the contracting
"With more than 15 years of experience, Raytheon continues to build,
support and service these systems, which are critical in providing mission
assurance for the warfighter," said Dan Schultz, RTSC vice president and
general manager of one of RTSC's Reston-based business units. "We are proud
to support this program and the U.S. government's drug enforcement mission."
Mission support -- Raytheon's integrated approach to predicting customer
needs, sensing problems and preemptively applying solutions -- enables
Raytheon to maintain readiness and deliver operational capability on demand,
allowing our customers to focus on their mission.
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company,
provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers
worldwide. It specializes in mission support, customized engineering and on-
site engineering solutions.
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 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 78,000 people worldwide.
Note to Editors: Additional Information
ROTHR is a high frequency radar system originally designed and built by
Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business to provide early warning of
strikes against aircraft carrier task forces. Especially suited for long-
range surveillance of large open water areas -- at ranges up to 2,500 nautical
miles -- the ROTHR systems have been successfully redeployed for detection and
monitoring of air traffic in the U.S. government's war against drugs.
The ROTHR system has been operational with the U.S. government for more
than 15 years, supporting the counter drug mission in the Caribbean Sea and
South America, and early warning detection for Navy vessels at sea. Each
radar provides more than 2.5 million square miles of coverage area resulting
in extremely low operational costs. Each ROTHR system operates 24/7/365 and
detects more than 350,000 targets per year. It is currently the U.S.
government's primary surveillance system for the counter drug mission.
Raytheon, in support of the U.S. Navy, has been upgrading the radars since
the initial installations to improve performance and reliability. Performance
improvements included state of the art computers and displays and enhanced
software for more accurate tracking of small aircraft and boats.
Over the Horizon radars including the current ROTHR systems can be
significant contributors to homeland defense, providing Wide Area Surveillance
of both air and surface targets at ranges up to 2,500 nautical miles.
Additional technical information is available at
Raytheon is currently evaluating the use of ROTHR to provide wide area
surveillance for a national coastal surveillance system for homeland defense.
Kristen Giddens Pinto-Coelho
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/