Raytheon tapped to support Cobra Dane radar system
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Dec 20, 2017
The Department of Defense has awarded Raytheon a $25 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system.
The deal, announced Tuesday by the Pentagon, taps Raytheon to support "in-scope requirements," which officials say are "required to ensure the Cobra Dane radar maintains operational capability."
Raytheon will be awarded $25 million under the terms of a modified previously-awarded contract worth more than $70.8 million for operations and maintenance of the radar system.
The terms of the original contract were classified under a fixed-price incentive, meaning that additional award money could be paid to Raytheon depending on the company's performance in executing the contract.
The Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system is a ground-based radar system at Eareckson Air Station, on the island of Shemya, Alaska, near the western end of the Aleutian chain.
The Cobra Dane radar is used to to collect radar metric and signature data on foreign ballistic missiles. Additionally, the radar system aids in collecting "space surveillance data on new foreign launches and both known and unknown satellites in low-earth orbit for the Space Situational Awareness Operations Cell."
Work on the contract will occur in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is expected to be completed by March 2020.
Washington (UPI) Dec 15, 2017
Northrop Grumman reports it is to produce its digital radar warning system and electronic warfare management system for U.S. Air Force and Navy aircrews. Production of the AN/APR-39D(V)2 comes under a $124.7 million award following a period of development and testing. Northrop, however, did not specify the contract's issuing authority. "With the AN/APR-39D(V)2, we are bringing ma ... read more
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