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Raytheon Awarded $27 Million for Missile Defense Support

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $27 million contract by The Boeing Company to support the Ground Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program.

This six-month bridge effort for the follow-on GMD Core Completion Contract allows for the continued evolution, maturation, test, and verification of the Raytheon-built X-Band Radar aboard the Boeing-developed Sea-Based X-Band Radar vessel, the Upgraded Early Warning Radars at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and at Fylingdales, England, and the Cobra Dane Upgrade Radar at Shemya, Alaska, in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).

"These upgrades and services will allow the GMD weapon system radars to remain operational in support of missile defense testing and real-world missions," said Pete Franklin, vice president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' National & Theater Security Programs.

The BMDS is an integrated system of sensors, interceptors and battle management software that provides a layered defense capability against enemy ballistic missile threats.

The Boeing Company is the prime contractor for the GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Raytheon developed and built the X-Band Radar, the Upgraded Early Warning Radars, and Cobra Dane Upgrade Radar as a subcontractor to Boeing.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.


    Maureen Heard

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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