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Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System

by: Jeffrey Bradford
April 26, 2010

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Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System
April 26, 2010

TEWKSBURY, Mass., -- The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $20.5 million contract to research and develop an automated system for the standoff detection and identification of shielded special nuclear material.

The Integrated Standoff Inspection System, or ISIS, is an active interrogation nuclear radiation detection system that will provide the government with an accurate and reliable inspection system that is fully integrated and automated.

"The need to effectively detect and track the movement of nuclear material increases every day," said Michael Del Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "ISIS will enable our government to more effectively identify and classify nuclear materials to help prevent their unauthorized entry into this country."

Raytheon is using its OpenAIRâ„¢ business model, leveraging the best of large and small businesses, as well as academia and national laboratories, to develop the best-value solution for DTRA. The Raytheon-led team consists of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.; Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.; Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho; Advanced Energy Systems, Inc., Medford, N.Y.; Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River, Ontario; and experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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