Raytheon modernizes Navy, Marine Corps air-traffic systems

Raytheon will improve air-traffic services for the Navy and Marine Corps under a one-year $7 million contract.

The award calls for Raytheon to provide engineering, technical and depot services in support of 15 Air Traffic, Navigation, Integration, and Coordination Systems (ATNAVICS) for the Naval Air Systems Command and Marine Corps, the company announced on March 9.

The contractor will provide engineering changes, field and maintenance support, depot requirements and system refurbishment under a previous agreement recently extended by two years.

In addition, the work will include fault isolation, assembly, disassembly, fabrication, refurbishment, upgrading, purchasing of parts, components, assemblies and materials, and fleet support activities to return the systems to a level of serviceability comparable to a new system.

Raytheon's ATNAVICS is a mobile system that provides air-traffic services for the rapid deployment of troops and equipment to remote locations where no operational airport control and landing system exists, the March 9 company announcement explained.

Four people can set up the system, which is based on military landing systems designed and manufactured for more than 35 years, in less than an hour, the announcement added.

The work will be performed in Marlborough, Mass.; Largo, Fla.; and St. Inigoes, Md., and is expected to be completed in February 2013.

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is handling the contracting activity.

Raytheon Co., of Waltham, Mass., ranks No. 4 on Washington Technology’s 2011 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.

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