Raytheon bags NASA, Army contracts

Raytheon Co., Lexington, Mass., has won two government contracts with combined potential value of $610 million.

From NASA, Raytheon's newly formed information services division won a deal worth potentially $500 million to provide information support services for the agency's Earth Observing System Data and Information System, the agency announced May 15.

From the Army, the company has won an $111 million contract to provide aircraft sensors, the Defense Department announced May 15.

In the NASA contract, a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award, Raytheon will provide personnel, materials and facilities for the maintenance and operation of the information system. The Earth Observing System Data and Information System processes, archives and distributes science and investigation data from NASA research satellites. It serves 2 million users annually through eight archive centers.

In the Army work, Raytheon will provide up to 260 electro-optical assault sensors for MH-60, MH-47, AH-6 and MH-60L aircraft. The six-year contract was made by the technology applications contracting office of the Army's special operations command.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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