Raytheon powers up DOD missile defense systems

Contractor will continue improving software and IT for MDA

Raytheon Co. will continue creating software and other IT capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency under a $43 million contract modification from the Defense Department.

The contract calls for Raytheon to continue developing software, modeling and simulation capabilities for the AN/TPY-2 radar, according to a Raytheon announcement today.

MDA is a research, development and acquisition agency within the DOD that develops, tests and fields an integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System.

An integral component in MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System, the AN/TPY-2 radar is a critical system that responds to incoming ballistic missile defense threats.

The radar strengthens the MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System capabilities of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges, the announcement explained.

Work on this contract will be performed at Raytheon’s Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass., and at the company’s Warfighter Protection Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Raytheon Co., of Waltham, Mass., ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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