Raytheon keeps $511M Air Force 'Cobra Dane' radar services job

Raytheon has won a potential seven-year, $511 million contract to continue its operations, maintenance and sustainment work on radars the Air Force uses to collect intelligence for arms control and treaty verification.

The Air Force received three offers for the recompeted contract to support its Cobra Dane radar system based in Alaska, the Defense Department said in its Friday contracts digest. Raytheon first won the contract in 2011 and retained the work again in 2015 when it was last recompeted, according to Deltek data.

Cobra Dane’s intelligence data collection work supports the Air Force’s efforts to track strategic missile tests of other countries, plus follow orbital debris in space and track satellites.

This win comes in the wake of the Army’s decision to award Lockheed Martin the first recompete contract of its Warfighter Focus program, which Raytheon has held since 2008 and has been a key contributor to its services revenue.

Announced late last week, the "ATMP" portion is worth up to $3.5 billion with awards for the other two recompetes from that program due later this year. Raytheon is evaluating its options with regard to the first award.

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