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May 4, 2009

Raytheon wins $16.5m US Navy contract extension

System enhances Navy's unmanned ground system capabilities

By CBR Staff Writer

Raytheon, a leader in defense technology, has won a $16.5m contract extension from the US Navy to migrate its current Tactical Control System, TCS, to a Linux-based operating system and provide upgrades for the system software.

Raytheon said it will provide key capabilities including upgrading software to control radar. It will also provide support for TCS integration and testing leading to operational evaluation on the MQ-8B Fire Scout program. The Navy plans to conduct an operational evaluation on the Fire Scout with Northrop Grumman this summer.

TCS provides the Navy with an advanced unmanned aircraft system control and enables operators to train and operate on one system to simultaneously control multiple unmanned aircraft and payloads. The TCS system has been confirmed by the NATO STANAG (Standardization Agreement) Committee as being STANAG-4586 conformed and is the only unmanned system command and control software owned by the U.S. government.

Other US defense deals the company has won recently include a $128.1m contract in March to provide systems analysis, software, and hardware engineering, testing, and logistics support services for the US Army’s Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. In January it won a $23m contract from the US Navy to provide a ship self-defense system to upgrade management and engineering services.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of intelligence and information services, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve complex problems for customers worldwide.

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