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Raytheon Announces Shortlist Of Ground Sensor Sub-Contracters

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Plano TX (SPX) Jul 09, 2004
Raytheon Company, the Ground Sensor Integrator (GSI) for the U.S. Army Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, has selected the companies to fill ground sensor development requirements.

Raytheon will now enter into negotiations with the selected companies. The total value of the sub-contracts to be awarded at the conclusion of negotiations will exceed $375 million.

"The GSI's announcement today is the result of a very structured, rigorous, and well-managed process resulting in best-value competitive selections," said Steve Marion, senior program director for FCS Supplier Management with the Lead Systems Integrator (LSI), Boeing-SAIC.

"Objectivity was assured with the establishment of a firewall in December, 2002 to isolate GSI personnel from all ground sensor developer bidders.

Objectivity was maintained throughout by employing a joint Army, LSI, and GSI evaluation and review team."

The GSI will begin negotiations immediately with the following companies to formalize sub-contract terms:

Lockheed Martin Corporation Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Fla, Aided Target Recognition, Medium Range Electro-Optical/Infrared, and Reconnaissance and Surveillance Vehicle Mast sensors.

Raytheon Network Centric Systems, McKinney, Texas: Combat Identification, Multi-Function Radio Frequency, and Medium Range Electro-Optical/Infrared sensors.

"The integration of the best-of-domain technologies these companies provide will give our soldiers a complete, networked picture and incomparable knowledge of the battlefield," said Barbara Johnson, vice president and GSI program manager.

"FCS allows our warfighters to exploit information dominance and Joint interoperability for continued battlespace superiority."

Raytheon was selected as the FCS Ground Sensor Integrator as the result of a competitive solicitation issued by the LSI in 2003.

The GSI has responsibility to define, along with other stakeholders, the sensor requirements for all manned and unmanned ground platforms that make up the FCS Unit of Action.

In addition, the GSI is responsible for the management of sensor developments, the integration of sensors, and the spiral development of future sensing capabilities for FCS.

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