Raytheon gets missile defense deal

Raytheon Co. will develop missile tracking capabilities under a $304 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency.

Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., will create tracking and discrimination capabilities for the AN/TPY-2 radar, a component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Raytheon will develop and test the software, perform various engineering tasks, infrastructure upgrades and deployment mission planning. The work will take place at Raytheon's Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass., and at its Warfighter Protection Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems unit designed and built the AN/TPY-2 radar. It has delivered the first two of five planned AN/TPY-2 systems. One is deployed in Japan and the other has just completed testing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Raytheon also is responsible for whole-life engineering support for AN/TPY-2 radars under a contract awarded in June 2005.

Raytheon ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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