Raytheon lands Missile Defense Agency radar work

Raytheon Co. won a $114 million prime contract from the Missile Defense Agency to upgrade early warning radar in Greenland.

Under the contract, the company's integrated defense systems unit will join together electronics, computer hardware and mission software to upgrade the two-sided, phased array antenna facility at a remote site in Thule, Greenland.

Raytheon also will support integrated tests of the upgraded early warning radar for both missile defense and legacy missions.

The upgraded early warning radar program will boost an Air Force Space Command radar system, known as PAVE PAWS, and Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radars by adding missile defense capabilities while retaining legacy missile warning and space surveillance missions.

Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., has about 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 IT prime contractors. The 2006 Top 100 list will be released May 15.

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