Raytheon wins $185M contract to upgrade NOAA satellites

Raytheon Co. has won a $185 million contract to increase the capability and capacity of three NOAA satellites through 2022.

The contract was awarded under the Common Ground System contract, which is valued at $1.7 billion.

The three NOAA satellites support the Joint Polar Satellite System, which is a polar-orbiting environmental satellite system and a collaborative program between NOAA and NASA, Raytheon said in a release.

Under the contract, Raytheon will add key capabilities to the satellites, including improved operational and data availability, faster data delivery, automated mission management and information assurance.

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