Raytheon tasked with systems integration for DARPA project

Contractor will develop technologies to reduce timeline for close air support

Raytheon Co. has been awarded a $7 million contract from the Defense Department to provide systems integration services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Under the terms of the award, Raytheon will serve as a mission systems integrator for Phase I of DARPA's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) project.

Raytheon's proposed PCAS solution will develop technologies that significantly reduce the timeline for close air support through improved coordination among joint terminal attack controllers, airborne sensors and weapons, according to a company statement released today.

The company's approach will enable the controllers to command unmanned aircraft and rapidly and effectively select weapons while decreasing the controllers' workload and improving their situational awareness.

The contractor will also use open architecture to enable PCAS to grow and integrate into current and future command and control systems.

Team members include Rockwell Collins, GE Aviation and Proxy Aviation Systems.

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

About the Author

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

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
contracts DB


  • Dive into our Contract Award database

    In an exclusive for WT Insider members, we are collecting all of the contract awards we cover into a database that you can sort by contractor, agency, value and other parameters. You can also download it into a spreadsheet. Read More

  • Is SBA MIA on contractor fraud? Nick Wakeman

    Editor Nick Wakeman explores the puzzle of why SBA has been so silent on the latest contractor fraud scandal when it has been so quick to act in other cases. Read More