TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 13, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) wrapped up 2007 with two Patriot contract awards totaling
"The combat-proven Patriot system continues to play a key role in protecting U.S. and allied forces around the world," said Pete Franklin , vice president for National and Theater Security Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "As the prime contractor for the Patriot system, Raytheon is committed to providing warfighters with a superior, affordable and reliable air and missile defense capability that can be counted on the first time and every time."
In December, Raytheon IDS received a
Work will be performed at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center,
Andover, Mass. The latest Pure Fleet contract follows an initial
In a second award, Raytheon received a
GEM-T is a significant upgrade over the existing Patriot Advanced Configuration-2 (PAC-2) missile and, when fielded in conjunction with the PAC- 3 system, provides a robust capability against ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft and remotely piloted vehicles. GEM-T provides the U.S. Army and its allies an affordable upgrade to leverage existing missile inventories into the Configuration-3 capability.
GEM-T missiles are PAC-2 missiles that are refurbished and modernized at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass. Through the upgrade process, older components are replaced, new technology inserted and reliability increased.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for the Patriot system and the system integrator for the PAC-3 system that includes the GEM-T missile. The Patriot PAC-3 program is managed by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Missiles and Space and executed by the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Project Office, 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
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