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Raytheon awarded $641M for ballistic missile defense system testing


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Raytheon awarded $641M for ballistic missile defense system testing
By James LaPorta
Jan. 16, 2018


A sea-based X-band radar SBX, pictured in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, provides ballistic missile tracking to distinguish a hostile warhead from decoys and countermeasures. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Wallace Ciccarelli Jr./U.S. Navy

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon with a contract to test multiple radar platforms to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

The terms of the $641 million deal were announced Friday by the Department of Defense.

The contract awards Raytheon with an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity cost-plus-incentive- and cost-plus-award-fee, which could provide the company with additional funds from the U.S. government for the quality of work performed on the contract.

While Raytheon will focus on testing the radar technology and corresponding sensors for the Ballistic Missile Defense System, the contract also calls for the company to conduct sensor modeling and simulation activities for the missile defense system.

The deal between the Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon is set continue for five years, through January 2023, according to the Pentagon. An option for a additional year of work is also included in the contract.

More than $3.4 million will be obligated to Raytheon at the time of award, allocated from fiscal years 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds.

Work on the Ballistic Defense Missile System will occur in Huntsville, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colo.