Navy taps Raytheon to help with defense program

The Navy has awarded Raytheon Co. a $59 million contract to provide logistics support for its program that enhances air and missile defense by pooling high-quality data from sensors and weapons.

Under the contract, Raytheon of Waltham, Mass., will furnish supply, repair and life-cycle support for the AN/USG-2 shipboard and AN-USG-3 airborne Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) systems. The Naval Inventory Control Point will oversee the work.

CEC provides real-time integration of fire control high quality sensor data into a single composite data source which can be used by multiple ships and airborne units for direct and remote missile launches. The result is a detailed air picture based on all sensor data available to provide early warning and consistent tracking of air threats.

Raytheon is expected to complete the work by April 2012. The work will be performed in at company facilities in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Largo, Fla.

William Welsh is the deputy editor of Washington Technology, an 1105 Government Information Group publication.

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