TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 16, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) 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.
Note to editors: This contract award was originally announced by the
Department of Defense on Feb. 9, 2005.
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/