INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- A subsidiary of Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $75 million indefinite
delivery-indefinite quantity contract to modify data link equipment for
F-15 fighter aircraft.
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC will modify the weapons data
link associated with the GBU-15 and AGM-130 weapons programs for frequency
utilization to support the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act, which
reallocates spectrum from governmental to commercial users. An initial
$31.8 million delivery order was executed concurrent with the contract
The weapons data link (AXQ-14 Data Link Pod, ZSW-1 Weapons Control Pod)
and associated support equipment are operational and training assets used
to support the GBU-15 and AGM-130. Under the contract, RTSC will develop,
prototype, qualify, and modify weapons data link equipment at its
Indianapolis facility. Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, is the contracting
activity for the U.S. Air Force Training Frequency Relocation program.
"We're proud to provide this important weapon system modification to
the U.S. Air Force," said John Balaguer, RTSC vice president and general
manager of RTSC's Indianapolis-based business unit. "This contract
demonstrates our customer's confidence in our systems, which ensure that
the warfighter is receiving training that mirrors battlefield conditions."
Raytheon has a long history of developing engineering solutions,
integrating state-of-the-art technologies, and providing manufacturing,
logistics and technical support in the repair and upgrade of weapons data
link equipment used by the Air Force.
RTSC provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial
customers worldwide. It specializes in Mission Support,
counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, base and range operations and
customized engineering services and manufacturing.
Source: Raytheon Awarded $75 million Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity Contract to Modify Air Force Weapons Training Equipment
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