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ThalesRaytheonSystems Receives Follow-on Contract for U.S. Army Sentinel Radar Support

FULLERTON, Calif., March 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ThalesRaytheonSystems has been awarded a $12.5 million follow-on contract for its AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air defense radar Life Cycle Contractor Support (LCCS) program.

This multiyear option contract will continue through 2011. ThalesRaytheonSystems provides the U.S. Army with logistics, technical and maintenance support for more than 140 Sentinel radars deployed worldwide.    

In 2009, the Sentinel LCCS program achieved an average readiness rating of more than 96 percent. The U.S. Army's entire fleet of AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radars, including those in use 24/7 during wartime theaters of operation, was assessed on the availability of repair parts, and required maintenance and personnel. The LCCS program provides system improvements and support to reduce Army program costs through an integrated system of on-site contractor field engineering and return-and-repair support.

"Our main objective is to sustain Army Sentinel operational readiness," said Kim Kerry, chief executive officer, ThalesRaytheonSystems, U.S. Operations. "LCCS maintains the radars for our soldiers while lowering both manpower requirements and maintenance costs."

The U.S. Army AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel air defense radar system protects maneuver forces and other critical assets from cruise missile, unmanned aerial vehicles, and rotary- and fixed- wing threats.

About ThalesRaytheonSystems

Formed nine years ago, ThalesRaytheonSystems is an international company specializing in air defense systems, command and control systems, 3D air defense radars, battlefield and counter-battery radars. The company employs 1,600 people and is equally owned by Raytheon and Thales.

    Karen Thomas

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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