TEWKSBURY, Mass. , July 9, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a phase 2 contract to continue its development of a Stand-Off Radiation Detection System (SORDS).
"The purpose of the SORDS is to develop advanced nuclear detectors that can determine the type and location of radiation sources at much greater distances than current technologies," said Mark Russell , Raytheon's vice president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance. "Phase 2 involves engineering a prototype design."
Phase 2 is an eight-month contract for
In developing a reliable and affordable SORDS solution for DHS, Raytheon
is teaming with experts from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M. ;
Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River, Ontario ; Radiation Monitoring
Devices, Watertown, Mass. ; Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Mass. ; and
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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