Small companies, small parts, big dollars

by: Matthew Potter
May 28, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, production program, Raytheon, U.S. Navy | RSS 2.0

Kuchera Defense Systems won a sub-contract from Raytheon to build parts of the transmitter for the Sea Sparrow ship based air defense system. See an article here. The contract could be worth over $3 M if the next option is awarded as well as this $1.6 M base contract. The company employs less then twenty people in making the part, but it shows that bigger systems spill down to small companies and that building a modern weapon integrates a variety of suppliers and components.

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