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April 6, 2015

NORAD awards threat warnings and assessments support contract to Raytheon

Raytheon has secured a contract to support threat warnings and assessments for the North American Aerospace Defense Command's (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, US.

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Raytheon has secured a contract to support threat warnings and assessments for the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (NORAD) Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs, US.

Under the terms of $700m indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract, the company will provide sustainment services and products supporting the integrated tactical warning / attack assessment (ITW/AA) and space support contract covered systems.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services president David Wajsgras said: "Raytheon has deep expertise in sustainment and modification solutions that include sensor and software systems, radars, command and control, and range-engineering services.

"We look forward to working closely with the air force in this important area of national security."

"Work will be performed at the company’s facility in Tucson, Arizona, US, and is expected to be complete by January 2018."

The ITW/AA programme provides NORAD authorities with accurate, timely and unambiguous warning and attack assessment of air, missile and space threats.

Work under the contract will be carried out at Peterson Air Force Base (AFB) and Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado, Vandenberg AFB, California, and Offutt AFB, Nebraska, US. These developments are expected to be completed by March 2020.

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The contract follows a $528m order received by the company to supply additional AIM-20 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM), which is a beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile designed for all-weather, day-and-night operations.

The fixed-price incentive, firm target contract modification involves foreign military, the supply of AMRAAM Lot 29 missiles and other related items.

Work will be performed at the company’s facility in Tucson, Arizona, US, and is expected to be complete by January 2018.

In addition, the US Air Force (USAF) awarded a $91.5m contract modification to Raytheon for Lot 8 of the miniature air launched decoy jammer (MALD-J) missile.

Work under the contract will be performed at its Tucson facility, and is anticipated to be completed by June 2017.


Image: NORAD Command Center at Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, US. Photo: courtesy of US Air Force.

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