Missile Defense Agency locks in on Raytheon for radar work

The Missile Defense Agency has tapped Raytheon Co. to upgrade early warning radar in Greenland.

Under the $114 million prime contract, the company's integrated defense systems unit will join electronics, computer hardware and mission software to upgrade the two-sided, phased-array antenna facility at a remote site in Thule, Greenland.

Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., also will support integrated tests of the upgraded early warning radar for both missile defense and legacy missions.

The upgraded early warning radar program will boost an Air Force Space Command radar system, known as PAVE PAWS, and Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radars by adding missile defense capabilities while retaining legacy missile warning and space surveillance missions.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication, Washington Technology.

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