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Raytheon wins $22.5M ship defense contract

Raytheon Co. has won a $22.5 million Navy contract to continue to provide system development and test and integration services toward its Ship Self-Defense System.

Also under the contract, the company will provide Platform Systems Engineering Agent services and support for fleet-deployed systems.

The Ship Self-Defense System is an open architecture, distributed combat management system used on carriers and a number of amphibious ships, Raytheon said.

It is designed to speed up the detect-to-engage sequence in defending against anti-ship cruise missiles, and does so by integrating and automating standalone sensors and weapon systems which enable quick-response and multi-target engagement.

Raytheon also said that the Navy plans on increasing the ceiling of this Platform Systems Engineering Agent services contract by $50 million, extending Ship Self-Defense System services and support through Raytheon's fiscal 2013.

The company has been providing these services to the self-defense system since 2008, it said, as well as providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and lifecycle support for both new programs and legacy ships.

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

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