TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 23, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) has been awarded a $76.2 million U.S. Army contract to provide mission
sustainment and support for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment systems
that protect U.S. and coalition forces in Operations Enduring Freedom and
Raytheon first developed RAID to meet the military's increasingly
critical need for persistent surveillance in Operations Enduring Freedom
and Iraqi Freedom. RAID consists of infrared sensor systems elevated on a
stationary platform. This capability enables U.S. and coalition forces to
respond rapidly to threatening situations.
"Critical systems such as RAID must work first time, every time to be
effective," said Pete Franklin, vice president of National & Theater
Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "This award
enables Raytheon to continue providing unparalleled support to our
warfighters and reinforces an unwavering commitment to ensuring the highest
operational readiness for our soldiers and Marines."
Raytheon IDS will provide engineering services, spares procurement,
field service representative training and integrated logistics support
services for RAID systems currently deployed. Work will be performed at
Raytheon IDS' Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass., and at the
Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.
Source: Raytheon Awarded $76.2 Million to Provide Mission Support for Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment System
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