MCKINNEY, Texas , Feb. 23, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
The firm fixed price award modifies an existing contract and provides an additional 6,153 Horizontal Technology Integration (HTI) Second Generation-Forward Looking Infrared (SG-FLIR) Block 1 A/B-Kits.
"SG-FLIR is a core infrared sensor supporting fire control and surveillance on several critical U.S. Army ground combat systems," said Bernie Smith , Raytheon senior program manager for HTI. "This award also includes foreign military sales to Iraqi and Egyptian forces to provide thermal receiver upgrades for M1 Abrams tanks."
Raytheon Network Centric Systems has delivered more than 10,000 HTI SG-FLIR kits to the U.S. Army for a variety of platforms, providing clear, accurate, day and night situational awareness for the soldier. The work under this contract will be managed by the company's Combat Systems group in McKinney, Texas .
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The U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, N.J. , awarded the contract Dec. 23, 2008 , and the Department of Defense announced it Feb. 9, 2009 .
The HTI contract is a central U.S. Army procurement vehicle for purchasing the SG-FLIR, which is the common sensor for the Abrams tanks, Bradley vehicles, and the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance Systems on the HUMVEE, Stryker and MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles.
SOURCE Raytheon Company