Raytheon to assist DHS with flight-route analysis

Raytheon Co. won a contract with the Homeland Security Department to produce a system that analyzes risk on aviation routes to help choose the best ones for aircraft during emergencies.

DHS awarded the $1.9 million contract for the Advanced Route Evaluation System through its Rapid Technology Application program.

The integrated solution assesses factors such as aircraft type, fuel loads and flight route. It then constructs a model of the relative vulnerability to terrorist activity for any planned flight.

Dan Boelsche, DHS program manager, said ARES will help the department and other parts of the federal government better align and deploy critical resources and manpower to protect national assets.

"The system will determine high-risk air transportation routes based on threat information received from government sources, and help us ensure that the country is prepared should we encounter another national emergency," he said.

Raytheon's team includes Tec-Masters Inc., a small business in Huntsville, Ala. TMI provides engineering, information systems technology, logistics support, multimedia and management services.

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

About the Author

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our June 7 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.