Raytheon gets two deals under FCS

Raytheon Co. last week won two major contracts under the Army's $14.92 billion Future Combat Systems program.

The lead systems integrator team of Boeing Co. and Science Applications International Corp. selected Raytheon to build the Battle Command Mission Execution component for FCS under an estimated $40 million contract.

Raytheon also will serve as ground sensor integrator for the program under a $50 million contract, Raytheon officials said.

BCME is part of a command and control system intended to give warfighters a complete, integrated battlefield picture. Raytheon leads a team of contractors that includes Lockheed Martin Corp. and SAIC.

As ground sensor integrator, Raytheon will develop an architecture and integrate sensors that will support the Army's effort at transformation, the company said in a press release.

'This integrated network of sensors will span the gamut of ground platforms to give warfighters knowledge dominance over any adversary and to facilitate faster, more decisive operations,' said Jack Costello, Raytheon's vice president for Army transformation.

FCS will link 18 manned and unmanned advanced warfighting vehicles and sensors on a network.


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