RESTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2004 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to upgrade AN/TPS-75 radars for Hill
Air Force Base, Utah. The five-year indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity
contract has a ceiling of $13 million, including the three-year base period
and one two-year option.
Under the contract, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) will
design, develop, test and produce upgraded replacements for AN/TPS-75
subassemblies to increase reliability, reduce maintenance cost and eliminate
obsolescence issues. Work will be performed in Long Beach and Sacramento,
Calif. offices. The contract was awarded by the Ogden Air Logistics Center,
Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
"Raytheon's involvement with the AN/TPS-75 began in 1997 when Hill Air
Force Base selected us to analyze and propose solutions to system obsolescence
issues," said Bryan J. Even, a Raytheon Company vice president and president
of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC. "We've been supporting the radar's
sustainment ever since."
"The AN/TPS-75's capability-providing long range radar data to support
tactical aircraft operations-makes it a critical element of the U.S. Air Force
air defense system," said Tony Mancuso, RTSC's program manager for advanced
technology support. "We're pleased to continue partnering with the Air Force
to implement technology solutions and extend the radar's operational life
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC provides technology solutions for
defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in product
and systems 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
The AN/AN/TPS-75 is a mobile ground radar set designed to conduct long-
range search and altitude-finding operations simultaneously. Data from the
AN/AN/TPS-75 can be combined with information from other radar to form an
integrated picture of the aerial battlefield for theater commanders. The 729th
Air Control Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, uses this radar for a variety
of missions. The self-contained data gathering system operates independent of
inclement weather and jamming environments and requires only a 400-Hz power
source to operate.
The AN/AN/TPS-75 radar system is a mobile, tactical radar system capable
of providing radar azimuth, range, height and Identification Friend or Foe
information for a 240-nautical-mile area. This deployable/transportable radar
system is capable of providing long range radar data to support operations and
control of tactical aircraft. The AN/AN/TPS-75 radar system provides a "real-
time" radar airspace picture and data in support of the battle commander and
the ground theater air control system via radio, telephone, microwave relay,
or satellite communications link.
Kristen Giddens Pinto-Coelho
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/