Raytheon snags $176M missile defense contract

Company will upgrade early warning radar systems at several Air Force facilities

Raytheon Co. won a contract valued at $125.3 million with the Missile Defense Agency to upgrade the early warning radar at various Air Force stations and bases across the United States.

The contract combines cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and fixed-price-incentive-fee, and its value could increase to $176.1 million, if all options are exercised.

Raytheon will upgrade early warning radar systems at the following Air Force facilities:

  • Clear Air Force Station, Ala.
  • Beale Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
  • Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

The company also has an option to upgrade the early warning radar system at Cape Cod Air Force Station, Mass.

Work will be performed over a five-year period, from July 25, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2017.

Funds will come from the Missile Defense Agency’s research, development, test, and evaluation funds, which amount to $8.8 million in fiscal 2012. Additional funds will come from other Air Force procurement funds, amounting to $19.2 million in fiscal 2012.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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