Raytheon wins $269M Weather Service data system support recompete

Raytheon will keep its National Weather Service data system support work through a new 10-year, $269.4 million recompeted contract.

Raytheon has won a potential 10-year, $269.4 million contract to help operate and maintain a National Weather Service system that sends data to forecasters.

NWS awarded the recompeted contract on Sept. 1 and received eight offers, according to Deltek data.

The contract has a six-year base period followed by a pair of two-year options and extends a 12-year-long partnership between Raytheon and NWS for the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System program, the company said.

Raytheon and NWS completed the rollout of AWIPS’ second version in late 2015.

AAWIPS works to collect and analyze weather data for visualizations to forecasters in efforts to distribute weather watches and warnings throughout the U.S. The system is a suite of data processing equipment that supports at least 130 NWS forecasting offices.

Solicitation documents say AWIPS’ primary components include a satellite broadcast network that supports communications and distributions of weather models and other imagery between sites. There is also a wide area network, local area network, software and Linux-based hardware.