Raytheon Awarded Contract to Provide Mission Support for RAID System

Released on Monday, June 23, 2008
United States of America
RAID - Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment
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 Iraqi Freedom.

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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