Raytheon Awarded $52 Million Contract to Provide ROTHR Engineering Services Support
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 13, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $52 million U.S. Navy contract to provide engineering services for the Relocatable Over the Horizon Radar (ROTHR) Program.
The award is a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide continuing engineering support on the radar systems, including both hardware and software maintenance and upgrades.
"This contract reflects the excellent ongoing relationship between the Navy and Raytheon, as well as Raytheon's commitment to satisfying our customer's critical needs for assured technical and program support," said Mary Petryszyn, Raytheon vice president, Joint Battlespace Integration. "We are proud that the Navy continues to look to Raytheon for reliable products and service to ensure our homeland is safe."
ROTHR is a high frequency radar system designed, built, operated and maintained by Raytheon to provide long range surveillance capability to the U.S. government in support of the U.S. counter drug mission. Demonstrated performance, cost effectiveness and growth potential have led to planning for an expanding role for ROTHR to include surveillance capability for homeland defense.
"As an operational and deployed asset with ground-based results, ROTHR is a reliable and cost effective, proven solution for improving the security of the U.S. coastline," said Petryszyn.
ROTHR has been operational with the U.S. government for more than 15 years, supporting the counter drug mission in the Caribbean Sea and South America. Each radar system provides in excess of 4 million square miles of coverage area. The networked system of ROTHR radars operates 24/7/365 and tracks 4.5 million aircraft per year. It is currently the U.S. government's primary surveillance system for the counter drug mission.
Raytheon has provided full life cycle mission support for the radars since the initial installations to improve performance and reliability as part of Raytheon's integrated approach to predicting customer needs, sensing problems and preemptively applying solutions. Mission support enables Raytheon to maintain readiness and deliver operational capability on demand, allowing our customers to focus on their mission.
Work will be performed by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems personnel at Sudbury, Mass., and at the ROTHR site in Chesapeake, Va.
Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in joint battlespace integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces, Integrated Defense Systems provides a wide spectrum of integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime warfighting solutions.
Raytheon Company, with 2004 sales of $20.2 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 80,000 people worldwide.
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