Raytheon powers up DOD missile defense systems

Contractor will continue improving software and IT for MDA

Raytheon Co. will continue creating software and other IT capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency under a $43 million contract modification from the Defense Department.

The contract calls for Raytheon to continue developing software, modeling and simulation capabilities for the AN/TPY-2 radar, according to a Raytheon announcement today.

MDA is a research, development and acquisition agency within the DOD that develops, tests and fields an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System.

An integral component in MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System, the AN/TPY-2 radar is a critical system that responds to incoming ballistic missile defense threats.

The radar strengthens the MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System capabilities of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges, the announcement explained.

Work on this contract will be performed at Raytheon’s Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass., and at the company’s Warfighter Protection Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Raytheon Co., of Waltham, Mass., ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close
SEARCH
 Top 100 Slideshow
contracts DB

Trending

  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More

Webcasts