Raytheon gets $130 million missile defense contract modification
by Geoff Ziezulewicz
Washington (UPI) Jul 27, 2016
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has been awarded a $132 million contract modification for work on the Ballistic Missile Defense System's X-band radar.
The modification takes the total ceiling value of the deal to $1 billion.
The modification covers software maintenance, models and simulations, engineering support and test planning, execution and analysis for the X-band radar. It also covers software development.
Work will be performed in Massachusetts.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.
Raytheon's sea-based X-band radar stands more than 250 feet high on a semi-submersible oil production platform.
The floating platform, a modified oil-drilling vessel, offers stability in high winds and storms.
A power plant, bridge, control rooms, living quarters, storage space and other infrastructure support the X-band on the platform.
The radar supports the ground-based mid-course defense phase of the missile defense system.
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