HARLOW, U.K., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL), the
United Kingdom-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has won an
important competitive development contract from the U.S. Air Force Joint
Program Office (USAF JPO) to provide next generation GPS Advanced Digital
Antenna Production (ADAP) systems. This key technology program is worth, with
options, around $50 million; the first increment of work is valued at nearly
ADAP, which follows on from RSL's successful DAE (Digital Antenna
Electronics) development contract, represents a significant performance
enhancement to the company's highly successful GAS-1 (GPS Antenna System),
which RSL has been providing to the U.S. Air Force for six years.
Jack Cronin, RSL president and managing director, said: "This is an
important win for RSL. It builds on our tremendously successful GAS-1 product
line and offers the DoD a low-risk solution with cutting edge technology. For
the past two and a half years, we have demonstrated 100 percent on time
delivery to our U.S. customer and offer a tremendous technological edge at
optimal cost. We are thrilled to partner with the DoD on this important
Richard Daniel, RSL's executive director responsible for the program,
commented: "Our success in this contract can be attributed in part to our
excellent performance on the GAS-1 contract, which has been reflected in the
excellent grading under the Department of Defense's CPARS performance
evaluation system. RSL's experience in this area of technology is second to
none, and our proposal was considered by the customer to well exceed
performance and capability requirements."
This key technology was developed by RSL in the U.K. EDO, New York, N.Y.,
is a major sub-contractor.
ADAP development will continue through to the end of 2005. The first
production contract is scheduled for October 2006, with deliveries starting in
2007, and with orders for annual production thereafter. Some 1300 units are
to be delivered during the six-year production run. Platforms to be equipped
with ADAP equipment include both aircraft and ships.
RSL, the U.K.-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company, employs more than 1500
people. The company is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K.
Ministry of Defence and is involved in numerous, high priority DoD programs.
RSL designs, develops and manufactures a range of high technology defense and
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:
This contract award was originally announced by the Department of Defense
on June 29, 2004.
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