Raytheon logs Navy submarine systems deal
- By Roseanne Gerin
- Feb 15, 2006
Defense giant Raytheon Co. won a $31.7 million contract from the Navy to build integrated combat control systems for the next five Virginia-class submarines.
Under the contract Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Tewksbury, Mass., will procure, produce, test and integrate all combat control hardware and software necessary for the advanced communication, navigation and weapon-launch capabilities that are critical to submarine combat operations.
The work entails tactical software and logistics support, as well as combat control systems modernization services and technology refresh for the first two Virginia-class submarines, the USS Virginia
and the USS Texas
The combat control subsystem for the Virginia class submarines consists of centralized data management systems for weapon control and interface and weapon-launch capabilities. Raytheon will perform the work at its Maritime Mission Center in Portsmouth, R.I.
Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., has more than 80,000 employees and had annual revenue of $21.9 billion in fiscal 2005. The company ranks No. 7
on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100
list of federal prime contractors.