Raytheon announced on Wednesday that it will be working with the Department of Homeland Security to create an aviation risk analysis system for aircraft routes.
The Advanced Route Evaluation System (ARES) will not only look at emergency route determination based on craft type, fuel and prior flight route, but it will model terrorist vulnerability for planned flights.
The contract to develop the system is worth an estimated $1.9 million.
According to Dan Boelsche, the DHS program manager involved in the ARES project, "The system will determine high-risk air transportation routes based on threat information received from government sources and help us ensure that the country is prepared should we encounter another national emergency."
Employed for the project on the Raytheon team is Tec-Masters, an Alabama engineering and information systems company.