Air Force taps Raytheon for early warning radar contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Co. a contract to provide an early warning surveillance radar system to Taiwan, the company announced today. The contract will not exceed $752 million, Raytheon said.

The radar system will enable the Taiwan Air Force to detect and track long- and short-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and surface ships with reliability.

The work will be performed by the company's Integrated Defense Systems division based in Tewksbury, Mass.

The contract was awarded by the Air Force Materiel Command's Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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