Raytheon chalks up military communications, GPS deals

Raytheon Co. won two defense IT deals worth a total of $113 million.

Under a five-year contract worth $75 million with the Navy, Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., will continue supplying mission support services for more than 300 satellite communications systems installed throughout the Navy's fleet.

The company will maintain and upgrade software and hardware components for the satellite communication terminals, as well as deliver field service support. During the past 20 years, the company has fielded and installed more than 500 Navy satellite communications systems.

Under a $38 million Air Force contract, Raytheon will design next-generation global positioning receivers for the military. The circuit card technology embodied within the receivers will connect military users with new global positioning system navigation signals that will be compatible with enhanced Navstar GPS satellites.

A second award to complete the development and produce receiver cards for testing and integration in host systems may be issued at a future date.

The Air Force's Global Positioning System Joint Program Office awarded the contract.

Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., has about 80,000 employees worldwide and had annual revenue of $21.9 billion in fiscal 2005. The company ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology's 2006 Top 100 list of the largest federal IT contractors.

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