TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) has been awarded two U.S. Army contract modifications worth
The first award, valued at
"The RAID system is helping to save lives," said Pete Franklin , vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The joint Raytheon and U.S. government team is committed to rapidly delivering this critical capability to our warfighters. By providing whole life engineering support, Raytheon ensures that these systems work the first time, every time for the soldiers deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Raytheon first developed RAID to meet the military's increasingly critical need for persistent surveillance in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. RAID consists of infrared sensor systems and ground-based motion detection radars, elevated on a stationary platform, capable of detecting hostile troop and equipment movement at great distances. This capability enables U.S. and coalition forces to respond rapidly to threatening situations.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of
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