Raytheon Receives $22.9 Million to Develop Initial Concurrent Test, Training and Operations Capability

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 27, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $22.9 million contract modification to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to develop an initial Concurrent Test, Training and Operations (CTTO) capability and integrate it with the Missile Defense System Exerciser.

This modification to Raytheon's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) program contract calls for establishing a dedicated ground test development radar lab. Additionally, the modification requires building an electronic interface to the centralized test execution controller in order to automate BMDS test execution and prototype a simulated versus live target identification.

"The CTTO solution developed by Raytheon will provide our customer with the capability to test, train and build confidence on the currently deployed ballistic missile defense assets while simultaneously maintaining full control over the tactical operational mission," said Pete Franklin , vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

CTTO supports the need to inject component-based capability enhancements to deployed assets while maintaining the tactical mission. It also enables test and verification of new BMDS capabilities such as the system discrimination architecture, which will be implemented in the 2009-2012 timeframe. Raytheon is currently supporting the concept refinement, architecture definition and high-level requirements generation of CTTO through reachback support to the Missile Defense National Teams.

Work will be performed at the company's Missile Defense Center, Woburn, Mass.; Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; and the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.

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 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company