Raytheon to Modify Weapons Data Link for F-15E Aircraft

Released on Wednesday, August 8, 2007
United States of America
AGM-130A (IR)
AGM-130A (TV)
AGM-130C (IR)
AGM-130C (TV)
F-15E Strike Eagle
GBU - Guided Bomb Unit
RTSC - Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC
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 award.

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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