TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 11, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $5 million U.S. Army contract option to
provide Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) Mobile Eagle Eye tower
systems to protect U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.
The contract calls for nine Mobile Eagle Eye elevated sensor systems
with deliveries beginning in February 2008. Work will be performed at
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Integrated Air Defense Center,
Andover, Mass., and at the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.
"The equipment Raytheon is providing to support U.S. military
operations is helping to save the lives of our warfighters," said Pete
Franklin, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs, for
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The joint Raytheon and U.S.
government team takes great pride in rapidly delivering this critical
capability to our soldiers."
Raytheon first developed RAID to meet the military's increasingly
critical need for persistent surveillance in Operation Enduring Freedom and
Operation Iraqi Freedom. RAID consists of infrared sensor systems and
ground-based motion detection radars, elevated on a stationary platform,
capable of detecting hostile troop and equipment movement at great
distances. This capability enables U.S. and coalition forces to respond
rapidly to threatening situations.
Source: Raytheon Awarded $5 Million Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment Contract Option
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