RESTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2004 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
been selected to upgrade GPN-22 Precision Approach Radars for Tinker Air Force
Base, Okla. The 30-month task order was awarded by the Defense
Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) under the Advanced Technology Support Program
II (ATSP2) contract. The task order has a potential value of more than $7
million, including options.
Under the contract, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) will
design, develop, test and produce upgraded replacements for the GPN-22
transmitters to increase reliability, reduce maintenance cost and eliminate
obsolescence issues. Work will be performed in Long Beach, Sacramento, and
Chula Vista, Calif., offices.
"We are extremely pleased Raytheon will be working with the U.S. Air Force
to extend the operational life span of the GPN-22 radar," said Paul Thompson,
RTSC vice president and general manager of one of RTSC's Reston, Va.-based
business units. "This award recognizes Raytheon as a leading provider of
defense electronics and advanced technology solutions and continues our long-
standing partnership working with the U.S. Air Force to support its defense
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
Raytheon's AN/GPN-22 radar, deployed more than 20 years ago, provides air
traffic control personnel accurate navigational information to guide aircraft
on approach to a safe landing, during both clear and instrument flight rule
weather conditions. The radar set is composed of the radar and associated
communications and electronics equipment and external antenna system. It
detects and tracks aircraft approaching a runway for landing. The AN/GPN-22
has been in service beyond its originally planned life cycle, and there are
presently no direct replacements in existence or in development.
RTSC is one of six contractors holding contracts to provide engineering
services for the DMEA under ATSP2. With an overall contract ceiling of $875
million, ATSP2 is the DMEA's multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite
quantity contract designed to leverage advanced microelectronics technologies
to extend the life of weapon systems. ATSP2 is available to any agency of the
U.S. government and approved foreign governments.
As an ATSP2 contractor, Raytheon develops advanced technology solutions to
support problems such as reliability, maintainability and diminishing
manufacturing sources for items that range in complexity from discrete
electronics through integrated circuits, circuit boards, modules, assemblies
and systems. This support includes studies and analyses, hardware and software
development, prototyping, testing, limited production and logistics support.
Among the customers that Raytheon currently supports under ATSP2 are the Air
Force B-2 System Program Office and the Naval Sea Systems Command. Raytheon
was also a major supplier of engineering services to the DMEA under ATSP, the
precursor to ATSP2.
Kristen Giddens Pinto-Coelho
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/