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Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval — Press Release

Modernized Patriot passes all tests

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System has received the U.S. Army’s final stamp of approval after undergoing stringent testing. During the testing, Patriot’s performance was outstanding when subjected to challenging climatic and electromagnetic environments.

“This approval validates the modernized Patriot system’s readiness to counter evolving threats and protect warfighters and allies in a combat situation,” said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “This will only build on the confidence that our Patriot partners have in the system’s performance and reliability, a confidence we look forward to extending to the partners who join the Patriot family.”

Since last year, the Patriot system has undergone the U.S. Army’s rigorous testing of every component of the modernized system. Patriot performance consistently exceeded expectations in all eight flight tests in a variety of terrain and weather conditions.

About Patriot
Patriot is the world’s most capable air and missile defense system, protecting against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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Raytheon’s First New-production Patriot System Debuts in Successful Flight Test — Press Release

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed a system-level guided flight test of the new-production Patriot at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The modernized Patriot provides an affordable, low-risk and rapid path to meet the warfighter’s current and future air and missile defense requirements.

“The system’s flawless performance using all newly-built major end items is a significant milestone for global air and missile defense. It also highlights the capability of the combat-proven Patriot and the viability of the global Patriot supply base,” said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. “Our customers and warfighters will greatly benefit from the new designs, such as the color LCD displays with touch screens and digital track via missile guidance.”

The system-level test used new-production major end items (radar, Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical [GEM-T] missile, launching station, Information Coordination Central, and Engagement Control Station) against a long-standing performance scenario to verify system capability.

In the guided test flight, the system searched, detected and tracked an air-breathing target flying at a low altitude in a high-clutter environment, which the GEM-T missile engaged and destroyed. This scenario was specifically chosen by Raytheon and the U.S. Army for its ability to provide a rigorous test of all aspects of the Patriot system. This builds on the successful test of the first new ground-up production GEM-T missile announced last October.

About Patriot

Patriot is the world’s most capable air and missile defense system, protecting against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

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Lockheed Martin Wins Contract to Support THAAD Missile System

One of the advantages of being the prime contractor on a major program is that after it is designed and developed and begins production you receive contracts to continue to upgrade and support the system. Lockheed Martin (LMT) the main contractor for the U.S. Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system was awarded a contract to provide support to future upgrades to the land based missile defense system.

The THAAD is the bigger, longer ranged part of the Army’s missile defense program. The modified air defense missile system, PATRIOT, is the shorter ranged component. THAAD will be used to provide defense of larger areas and more potential targets then PATRIOT which is normally used to provide close in defense. The PATRIOT radar and C3I system is made by Raytheon (RTN) while the PAC-3 missile is manufactured by Lockheed.

The contract which is an Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) one has the potential value of over $500 million if all work is awarded. It provides for development, integration and testing of upgrades as well as work on improving all parts of THAAD. This includes the missile, launcher, radar and C3I components.

Because it is an ID/IQ contract there is no guarantee that any work will be awarded under it. Lockheed will be awarded individual task orders which might provide for research into a better rocket motor, its integration and then testing. These kind of contracts allow the government, here the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), to pick and choose what work and how much it wants.

If the government does not buy all of the technical data for the THAAD a policy which it has pursued on many different programs as a cost savings measure then it will have to rely on Lockheed for most of the future support as that company developed it. Owning the tech data would allow a contract be awarded to another vendor or contractor who could then be given the data to support there work.

THAAD has been developed over the last several years and entered production recently. It has been deployed in limited numbers and sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as its first foreign military sale. As the system gets made in larger numbers there will be efforts to upgrade and improve its capability and take advantage of new technology. Right now Lockheed is well placed to gain a great deal of that work.

Photo from U.S. Missile Defense Agency flickr photostream.

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FY12 Defense Contracts Flow and Lockheed Martin Benefits

The Pentagon may be planning to reduce or hold spending flat in the upcoming years but with the final passage of the 2012 defense budget major contracts are now flowing to different contractors as Project and Program Offices place production orders. Lockheed Martin (LMT) benefited from this yesterday as they received the latest production contract for the PATRIOT PAC-3 missile.

The PATRIOT air and missile defense system is made up of two major parts: the radar and the interceptor. Currently Raytheon (RTN) is the prime contractor for the radar and command and control systems while Lockheed manufactures the current standard missile, the PAC-3. The PAC-3 version of the system in use since the late Eighties incorporates modifications to maximize missile defense capabilities while the missile is smaller, relies on hit-to-kill technology and is a significant upgrade to the earlier PAC-2 missile as it allows more rounds to be used by each launch unit.

The FY12 order is for both U.S. Army use as well as a follow on delivery for Taiwan. It has a value of just over $900 million and represents a rather significant contract. The work includes not only the missiles but also kits, spares, support equipment and engineering services.

The PATRIOT represents the shorter ranged part of the Army’s missile defense capability with the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system made by Lockheed providing longer range and larger area defense.

The PATRIOT has seen significant foreign military sales to countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Israel, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E. and Taiwan. It is especially valuable to those countries facing a ballistic missile threat like Israel, Taiwan and the Gulf States.

The PAC-3 missile has been in production for several years from Lockheed’s facility in Camden, AR.

Photo from Tumbleweed:-)’s flickr photostream.

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Saudi Patriot Deal Receives Government Approval

One of the largest markets for all defense contractors but especially U.S. ones is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. That state utilizing its oil resources has spent billions on its military and National Guard to equip them with modern equipment from the U.S. and Western companies. This has included ground vehicles, aircraft, weapons and C4ISR systems.

The Kingdom had already invested heavily in Raytheon’s (RTN) PATRIOT air and missile defense system after the first Gulf war. The PATRIOT is the primary ground based system used by the U.S. Army and many U.S. allies. Over the last two decades the U.S. has spent money upgrading the radar, software and missiles so that the current standard is the PATRIOT PAC-3.

The PAC-3 includes a new missile from Lockheed Martin (LMT) that is smaller and optimized for ballistic missile defense. The PATRIOT also has upgrades to the radar and software to support this mission and also deal with other threats. The PAC-3 has been in production for several years now.

Saudi Arabia had applied to buy the PAC-3 capability through an upgrade to its existing PATRIOT systems. That deal has just received approval by the U.S. government as the deal was such that it had to be signed off of by both Congress and the Department of State. The contract could have a total value of over $1.7 billion making this a very important contract to Raytheon.

If the U.S. defense budget does see significant cuts then contractors will continue to develop and hope for contracts like this one to help mitigate those cuts. Unfortunately that market

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Aerojet Selected to Complete Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Development for the SM-3 Block IIA Missile – Press Release

Aerojet Selected to Complete Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System Development for the SM-3 Block IIA Missile

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that it has been competitively selected by Raytheon Missile Systems to complete the development of the Throttling Divert and Attitude Control System (TDACS) for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA program, an advanced version of the SM-3 now in development.

The development contract will extend through 2016 and will be followed by a planned production program. The SM-3 Block IIA program is the third phase of the president’s Phased Adaptive Approach.

“This is an important win for Aerojet,” said Vice President of Missile Defense and Strategic Systems, Michael Bright. “It is the culmination of more than 18 years of company-sponsored research and development and government program work at Aerojet. We look forward to working with Raytheon on completing the development of this very important missile defense capability for use in the defense of the United States and Japan.”

SM-3 is being developed as part of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System. Block 1A interceptors are deployed on U.S. Aegis cruisers and destroyers and Japanese destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the ascent and mid-course phases of flight.

Under contract to MDA and the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Raytheon and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are developing the next-generation SM-3 Block IIA missile. The new missile will encompass larger second- and third-stage rocket motors and a larger kinetic warhead to provide a greater area of defense against more sophisticated threats.

Aerojet is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader principally serving the missile and space propulsion, defense and armaments markets. GenCorp is a leading technology-based manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the entitlement, sale, and leasing of the company’s excess real estate assets. Additional information about Aerojet and GenCorp can be obtained by visiting the companies’ websites at http://www.Aerojet.com and http://www.GenCorp.com.

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Lockheed Martin Is Leveraging Satellite and Missile Defense Expertise on Precision Tracking Space System Team — Press Release

Lockheed Martin Is Leveraging Satellite and Missile Defense Expertise on Precision Tracking Space System Team

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is leveraging its satellite and missile defense expertise on the Manufacturing and Production Readiness Integrated Systems Engineering Team for the Precision Tracking Space System (PTSS). PTSS will provide the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) with a space-based system for post-boost tracking of ballistic missile threats in a global infrastructure.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems a contract in February for $1.2 million covering a 24-month period of performance. Lockheed Martin participated in the PTSS system requirements review, which was completed in March. Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is leading the Manufacturing and Production Readiness Integrated Systems Engineering Team, which is comprised of government, national laboratories and industry participants.

“Lockheed Martin has extensive experience in advanced sensors, satellite surveillance systems, and missile defense systems, which is ideally suited to help address this critical fire control sensor capability for the Ballistic Missile Defense System,” said Doug Graham, vice president of advanced programs, Strategic and Missile Defense Systems, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. “We are partnering with the Missile Defense Agency and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to provide the best integrated satellite solution for the agency’s network of sensors and weapon systems.”

Following the current prototype phase, the MDA has announced that it plans to competitively select one contractor for system development and production of an operational PTSS, consisting of nine to 12 spacecraft with associated ground control and processing equipment.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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Raytheon Makes Missile Defense Progress

Raytheon (RTN), the Massachusetts based large defense contractor, is a key contributor to the U.S. missile defense systems. It manufactures the radar and other parts of the Army’s PATRIOT air and missile defense system. It provides the Navy’s STANDARD Missile (SM)-3 interceptor for their AEGIS Weapon System based ship board system and it is heavily involved in Research & Development for the next generation of weapons being planned. Recently it continued this contribution in different ways.

First, it was awarded a contract by the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to produce more SM-3 missiles for the Navy and select U.S. allies who operate the AEGIS system. The contract modification was for about $285 million and will buy a further 23 SM-3 and associated engineering services and support. These are the Block IA variant of the missile. Raytheon also recently began construction of a new manufacturing facility at Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville, AL to build the SM-3 and the improved version of the STANDARD Missile called the SM-6.

Raytheon also announced that last month it continued testing its new radar for a competition that MDA and the Navy is having to develop a new radar that could ultimately replace the AEGIS’s SPY-1 made by Lockheed Martin (LMT). The Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) will go on the DDG-1000 and DDG-51 destroyers. MDA had awarded contracts to Raytheon, Lockheed and Northrop Grumman (NOC) to do basic development of the radar. Raytheon said that new Gallium Nitrade transmit/receive modules had completed over 1,000 hours of testing in support of the program.

The AMDR will combine S and X band radars for search and fire control. The current AEGIS radar is S band with separate radars that provide illumination and terminal guidance for missile interception. Systems like the Army’s THAAD land based missile defense system utilize a X band radar for its missions. The higher wavelength provides better target discrimination and precision for the high velocity intercepts required by missile defense.

Despite the coming cuts in U.S. defense spending the combination of a new radar and interceptor for U.S. Navy air and missile defense will be developed and produced. The only question is how fast and in what numbers. The MDA is looking at making a land based version of the AEGIS / SM-3 combination and Raytheon has propose that over the years as well. There are also several countries that operate the system for air defense and they could be upgraded to carry out the missile defense mission. Japan already does but countries like Spain and Australia also could. This foreign market could help Raytheon offset U.S. market changes.

The AMDR winner is also looking at steady business for several decades. The AEGIS has been used now for almost forty years from one source. The company that gets the contract for the AMDR at the end of the development phase should expect a similar situation providing a steady stream of revenues and earnings.

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MDA Gives Boeing Contract Modification to Cover Delay in Awarding New Contract

The United States’ Missile Defense Agency (MDA) developed and deployed the Ground Based Missile Defense system over the last twenty years. This operates several interceptors in Alaska and utilizes sensors across the world. At one time it was to be expanded into Europe but the Obama Administration cancelled those plans and decided to invest in more ship based systems as well as shorter ranged Army programs.

Boeing (BA) has been the lead contractor on the program for most of its life. Once development and deployment was completed the company had a contract to maintain and operate the system. Last year MDA decided to put that contract out for renewal and bids were received from Boeing’s team and one made up of Raytheon (RTN) and Northrop Grumman (NOC).

The contract was supposed to have been awarded this summer but the MDA decided to delay the selection until early Fiscal Year 12. The contract is very large and both groups of bidders have worked hard to win it. Obviously Boeing as the incumbent does not want to lose this work.

Because of the delay in selecting a new vendor the MDA announced this week that they are awarding Boeing a contract modification to cover the delay. This is necessary as the system does need to be able to operate while the source selection continues. The value of the modification is almost $37 million and brings the total contract value to close to $700 million.

The U.S. will continue its investment into missile defense for the next several years. The current focus is on increasing the capability of the current AEGIS ship based system with newer radars and missiles. The Army has a version of the PATRIOT air defense missile and the larger THAAD system. The existing ground based system while it will not necessarily see the planned expansion will still be operated as well and the award of the support contract is eagerly awaited by the bidders.

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Next Generation Missile Warning Satellite Successfully Reaches Orbit — Press Release

Next Generation Missile Warning Satellite Successfully Reaches Orbit

SBIRS GEO-1 Spacecraft to Deliver Unprecedented Infrared Surveillance for the Nation

DENVER, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous (GEO-1) spacecraft has successfully reached its intended orbit and is performing as required following its successful May 7 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

After launch, the U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin SBIRS ground team executed a series of six Liquid Apogee Engine (LAE) burns to propel the spacecraft to its geosynchronous orbital slot. The team then deployed the satellite’s solar arrays, light shade and antenna wing assemblies in preparation for activating its sophisticated infrared sensors and the start of early orbit testing.

SBIRS GEO-1 is the most technologically advanced military infrared satellite ever developed and will enhance early warning of missile launches around the globe, support the nation’s ballistic missile defense system, greatly expand technical intelligence gathering capability, and bolster situational awareness for warfighters on the battlefield.

“Successfully reaching orbit and conducting deployments is a tremendous milestone for the SBIRS GEO-1 spacecraft. Thanks to a very talented and dedicated team, this first-of-its-kind spacecraft has performed flawlessly,” said Brig Gen (select) Roger W. Teague, the director of the U.S. Air Force’s Infrared Space Systems Directorate. “We anticipate continued success as we progress towards payload activation in the near future.”

SBIRS GEO-1 includes highly sophisticated scanning and staring sensors that will deliver improved infrared sensitivity and a reduction in area revisit times over the current constellation. The scanning sensor will provide a wide area surveillance of missile launches and natural phenomena across the earth, while the staring sensor will be used to observe smaller areas of interest with superior sensitivity.

“We are very pleased with the performance of SBIRS GEO-1 and we are looking forward to delivering unprecedented infrared surveillance capabilities for the nation,” said Jeff Smith, vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) mission area.

The SBIRS team is led by the Infrared Space Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Lockheed Martin is the SBIRS prime contractor, with Northrop Grumman as the payload integrator. Air Force Space Command operates the SBIRS system.

Lockheed Martin’s original SBIRS contract includes HEO payloads, two geosynchronous orbit (GEO) satellites, as well as ground-based assets to receive and process the infrared data. The team is also under a follow-on production contract to deliver additional HEO payloads and the third and fourth GEO satellites, and associated ground modifications.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.

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TASC, Inc. Wins $281.7 Million MiDAESS IDIQ Contract — Press Release

TASC, Inc. Wins $281.7 Million MiDAESS IDIQ Contract

CHANTILLY, Va., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded TASC an indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to provide senior advisory and assistance services through the agency’s MiDAESS program (Missile Defense Agency Engineering Support Services). Under the contract, TASC is eligible to provide advisory analytical support and subject matter expertise in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The five-year contract has a ceiling value of $281.7 million.

“TASC offers proven experience and a deep understanding of the ballistic missile defense mission to protect and deter attacks on our country,” says Pat Talty, senior vice president of Mission Engineering at TASC. “Our engineers and analysts will provide critical performance data about the system, allowing MDA to send a credible message to our adversaries about our nation’s readiness and defense capability.”

TASC is one of four companies that will be allowed to bid on individual task orders to deliver engineering, test, finance, acquisition, readiness and strategic activities. Work under the contract will be performed in Huntsville and Courtland, AL, Chandler, AZ, Denver, CO, Orlando, FL, Cambridge, MA, Albuquerque, NM, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, and Arlington, VA. The procurement is managed by the MDA Engineering and Support Services Program Office.

About TASC

Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. For more than 40 years, TASC has partnered with our customers toward one goal — the success of their missions. Our broad portfolio of services includes mission operations, analysis and engineering; system and policy analysis; program, financial and acquisition management; enterprise engineering and integration; advanced concept and technology development; test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; and cybersecurity. With more than 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.

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Lockheed to Build Missiles for More THAAD Units

The United States has been working on developing a layered missile defense system now since the 1980’s. With the attacks by Iraq using SCUD shorter range missiles in Desert Storm there was identified a need for longer range, more capable systems then the modified PATRIOT anti-air system then primarily used to protect troops and forward installations. This led to the Army and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to develop the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense(THAAD) system.

THAAD utilizes a much bigger radar and missile then PATRIOT and is optimized for engaging ballistic missiles at higher altitudes including exo-atmospheric conditions. Even though it remains a terminal defense system it has the ability to cover larger areas then the shorter ranged PATRIOT PAC-3.

The THAAD has had a long development period. In 1999 it entered the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) stage of the acquisition process after seven years of basic work by a team led by Lockheed Martin (LMT). In 2005 the EMD missile conducted its first flight test and the system has been in production and deployment since 2008. Two batteries have been stood up so far and the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has been the only foreign customer to express interest in the system.

The MDA is continuing production and deployment of the system and recently awarded Lockheed a contract to buy the missiles for the next two batteries. The almost $700 million contract will purchase 48 interceptors and their supporting equipment and services.

The contract illustrates that missile defense is not cheap but THAAD benefits from its longer range which means it may cover a larger area with less assets. The system will also be part of a defense that uses multiple assets that will engage the threat at different parts of its trajectory to increase the chance of a successful intercept.

Photo from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s flickr photostream.

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Raytheon Completes Work on Upgraded Early Warning Radar in Greenland — Press Release

Raytheon Completes Work on Upgraded Early Warning Radar in Greenland

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed all system requirements and testing of the Upgraded Early Warning Radar at Thule Air Base, Greenland. With this upgrade, the UEWR at Thule is ready to conduct the missile defense mission as a critical component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

“The Raytheon-led team delivered solid program performance and flawless execution during the Thule upgrade,” said Dave Gulla, vice president National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Our ability to leverage the technical knowledge and real-world experience from the previous upgrades at Beale and Fylingdales enabled us to deliver a system that meets current and future operational needs on time and under budget.”

The UEWR program leverages Raytheon’s more than 70-year heritage of developing innovative and reliable radar solutions, which includes nearly all of today’s ballistic missile defense radars. The UEWRs add missile defense capabilities to the Raytheon-developed PAVE PAWS and Ballistic Missile Early Warning Systems radars. Thule Air Base is the third site Raytheon has upgraded to the new UEWR configuration. Additional UEWR locations are Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and Royal Air Force Fylingdales, United Kingdom.

The UEWR provides early detection and precise tracking of incoming ballistic missiles, as well as quick, accurate determination of threat versus non-threat objects. It supports the intercept of threatening ballistic missiles above the atmosphere, while concurrently performing early warning and space surveillance missions.

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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U.A.E. May Upgrade Missile Defense Systems with Buy from Lockheed

There are now four major international arms and air shows that take place over each two year period. These include IDEX now going on in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), the Singapore Air Show which will be held in February 2012 and the Paris and Farnborough which alternate each year. These shows allow defense contractors and the aerospace industry to showcase their products.

It is common for large contracts to be announced at these events as well and the current IDEX has started to have these happen.

Reportedly the U.A.E. is in discussion with Lockheed Martin (LMT) to purchase the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system. Just over two years ago the U.A.E. and the U.S. Defense Department agreed to buy the Raytheon (RTN) and Lockheed PATRIOT system that provides shorter range defense against missiles, aircraft and cruise missile. When that deal was announced it also included discussions about THAAD.

Now it looks like that contract is close to fruition with Lockheed discussing signing a contract worth up to $7 billion this spring.

The U.A.E. as well as other Gulf states such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been investing billions over the last few years in up-to-date American and Western equipment such as Eurofighter Typhoon fighters, Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters and Boeing (BA) and Lockheed transports. This is to improve their level of technology while also balancing Iran’s development of its military.

THAAD is a ground based system that has longer range and the ability to defend a much larger area then the PATRIOT system which is an evolution of the standard U.S. Army air defense missile. The addition of it to the U.A.E. arsenal will allow it to provide a layered defense of its cities and economic resources. THAAD is just now entering service with the United States after a lengthy development and represents a significant upgrade over existing land based systems.

The contract once it is signed also demonstrates again the economic resources of the Gulf states and their desires to maintain well equipped and powerful armed forces.

Photo from Nevada Tumbleweed’s flickr photostream.

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Missile Defense Agency Selects Raytheon to Provide New Missile Defense Radar — Press Release

Missile Defense Agency Selects Raytheon to Provide New Missile Defense Radar

$190 million award for eighth AN/TPY-2 radar

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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 27, 2010

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $190 million fixed price incentive fee contract to construct, integrate and test a new Army/Navy Transportable Radar Surveillance (AN/TPY-2) radar. The AN/TPY-2 is the most capable and reliable radar currently deployed to defend against the ballistic missile threat.

“The AN/TPY-2 provides a critical Ballistic Missile Defense capability for the warfighter,” said David Gulla, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems. “We continue to partner with MDA to drive more affordability across our programs and enable a more rapid delivery of solutions into theater. We will continue to partner with our customer community and identify opportunities for increased cost savings and efficiencies.”

This will be the eighth AN/TPY-2 Raytheon has built for MDA. Raytheon delivered the seventh earlier this year, on cost and ahead of schedule. These radars are deployed by MDA for forward operations to deter, dissuade, and if necessary, enable defeat of enemy ballistic missiles, as well as to support test and development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Raytheon’s AN/TPY-2 provides a common mission capability: in terminal-based mode with the THAAD Fire Control Center in support of the THAAD weapon system, and in a forward-based mode with Command, Control, Battle Management and Communications, enabling MDA’s Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a phased array radar, capable of search, threat detection, classification, discrimination and precision tracking at extremely long ranges.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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Raytheon Awarded $175 Million for Standard Missile-3 Block IIA — Press Release

Raytheon Awarded $175 Million for Standard Missile-3 Block IIA

New missile defense interceptor will provide increased capability

PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $175 million contract for the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA cooperative development program with Japan. The contract will provide continued funding for engineering and development efforts for the SM-3 Block IIA missile through the preliminary design review of the all-up-round, scheduled for early 2011.

The contract also includes an option for future studies totaling $9.8 million.

“This contract provides Raytheon with funding to continue work on this important program with our partners in Japan,” said Frank Wyatt, Raytheon Missile Systems vice president of Air and Missile Defense Systems. “The Block IIA missile will provide a greatly increased engagement capability against a wider variety of ballistic missile threats, giving the warfighter increased flexibility to protect U.S. and allied forces.”

Raytheon and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, under contract to the MDA and Japan’s Ministry of Defense, are developing the next-generation SM-3 Block IIA missile, scheduled to begin flight testing in 2014. The new missile will include larger second- and third-stage rocket motors and a larger kinetic warhead to provide a greater area of defense against sophisticated threats. Successful reviews of the motors and missile electronics were conducted jointly by both governments in July and August.

SM-3 is being developed and deployed as part of the MDA and the U.S. Navy’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System and is a critical component in the Phased Adaptive Approach (PAA) for protection of Europe. The SM-3 Block IIA program is an outgrowth of the U.S. and Japanese cooperative research program. Upon completion of the flight test program, the missiles will be deployed on Aegis ships of both nations to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the ascent and midcourse phases of flight.

SM-3 Block IIA will be deployed in 2018 as part of phase three of the European PAA. It will be deployed on Aegis ships and at various land-based locations in Europe.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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MDA to Launch Contest for New AEGIS Missile

The U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have been developing a ship based anti-missile system for almost twenty years. The current system now in use is based on the Navy’s AEGIS system originally designed to counter aircraft, anti-ship missiles and helicopters. AEGIS is a system of systems that includes radars, command and control systems and variants of the STANDARD Missile now made by Raytheon (RTN). The SM-3 is the version designed to counter the ballistic missile threat equipped with a kinetic warhead.

MDA has announced that it will release three separate contracts to develop proposals for a new missile for this role to be based on Navy ships and integrated with the AEGIS system. Lockheed Martin (LMT) has said that they intend to bid with the goal of winning one of the contracts. The initial value of the contracts will be $45 million. Eventually the MDA will choose one or more of the proposals for further development ultimately leading to a new missile for this mission.

Several Navy cruisers and destroyers have had the system installed and Raytheon has produced quite a few of the SM-3 missiles for use by these ships.

Raytheon and Lockheed Martin the prime contractors for the current missile and radar have been making incremental improvements to the AEGIS based missile defense system over the last several years. It has had several successful tests and in early 2008 the system was used to destroy a U.S. satellite that was falling to earth.

The new missile will presumably have improved performance and the ability to engage more stressing targets then the current one. The MDA is also exploring making a land based version of the AEGIS BMD system and the new missile may be optimized to support that role as well as the ship board one.

The path that MDA is taking with the multiple first round and then further development indicate that it will be several years before the new interceptor is developed and fielded. This means that the current fleet equipped with the SM-3 will remain the sea based defense against theater ballistic missiles.

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Raytheon Achieves First Milestone for Patriot United Arab Emirates Program

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Raytheon Achieves First Milestone for Patriot United Arab Emirates Program
July 22, 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England, - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) achieved an important first milestone in support of its Patriot United Arab Emirates (UAE) program.

The company completed the upgrade of a Patriot radar, on loan from the U.S. Army, to the latest configuration (Configuration-3) and now has the necessary support system in place to begin the design verification and validation testing for the UAE's Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems.

"This is an important milestone for the UAE program. It's one shared by our 12 current Patriot partner nations and future partners as we manufacture new Patriot systems again," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "With more than 180 Patriot systems around the world, the ability to upgrade and build new systems is a critical factor in maintaining the combat-proven Patriot as the air and missile defense system of choice."

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

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Raytheon to Construct Standard Missile Production Facility in Huntsville, Ala.

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Raytheon to Construct Standard Missile Production Facility in Huntsville, Ala.
July 19, 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England, - Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business plans to build an all-up-round Standard Missile production facility in Huntsville, Ala. Raytheon intends to construct the state-of-the-art integration center on the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal site.

Raytheon will use the facility for final assembly and testing of Standard Missile-3 and Standard Missile-6. SM-3 production is expected to increase substantially in the next 10 years, and SM-6 production is expected to begin in 2010.

"Raytheon's SM-3 is the centerpiece of the nation's new missile defense strategy, and SM-6 will give the U.S. Navy a new, much-needed weapon system," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "Combining SM-3 and SM-6 manufacturing into one facility will enable Raytheon to increase productivity and efficiency. The company will leverage state-of-the-art automation to enhance quality and safety and deliver lower-cost products to the Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy customers."

The 70,000-square-foot production facility will be constructed in two phases; each phase will be tied to SM-3 and SM-6 production contracts. Groundbreaking is expected later this year.

"This new Raytheon integration center means more jobs for Alabama and is a clear demonstration of Raytheon's strong partnership with the state," said Alabama Gov. Robert Riley. "Raytheon continues to be an important piece of Alabama's economic picture."

SM-3 is being developed as part of the Missile Defense Agency's sea-based Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. The missiles are deployed on U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers and Japanese destroyers to defend against short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats in the ascent and midcourse phases of flight.

SM-6 is an extended range anti-air warfare missile. Fired from navy ships, SM-6 provides over-the-horizon capabilities against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and cruise missiles.

"The SM-3 is a vital component of our nation's missile defense strategy," said U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. "I am proud of Alabama's continuing role in defending the U.S. and its allies."

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Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration Satellites Observe June 28 THAAD Intercept Flight Test

Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration Satellites Observe June 28 THAAD Intercept Flight Test
July 19, 2010

PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii – The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) built Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration program satellites participated in a test of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system on June 28 in the most thorough indication yet of the space-based sensor's capabilities.

The STSS Demonstration satellites detected the launch of a threat-representative missile and relayed trajectory data to Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) ground stations. The STSS satellites acquired and tracked the missile as anticipated.

This was the third time that STSS successfully observed a missile launch and passed data to the system's ground station. On June 6, STSS successfully detected and tracked a two-stage MDA Ground-Based Interceptor from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. On June 16, STSS detected and tracked the 200th scheduled test launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), also from Vandenberg AFB.

"The consistent performance of the STSS Demonstration satellites during the past three tests generates increased confidence in the system as well as the effectiveness of the future space sensor layer required for successful ballistic missile defense," said Gabe Watson, vice president of missile defense and missile warning programs for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector.

The Missile Defense Agency is pursuing the STSS Demonstration program as a space-based sensor component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The STSS satellites will provide missile defense sensor risk reduction concepts to support development and fielding of a future missile defense operational satellite constellation.


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Raytheon Unveils New Modernized Patriot System Interface

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Raytheon Unveils New Modernized Patriot System Interface
July 20, 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England, - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is providing attendees at the Farnborough International Airshow with a hands-on experience of its new state-of-the-art Patriot modern man station (MMS).

On display at Raytheon's all-new exhibit pavilion (building OE9), the MMS demonstrator provides the latest innovative technologies and capabilities of the new operator-machine interface and station.

Part of the modernized Patriot Air and Missile Defense System's command and control system, MMS provides improved target identification, decision-making and situational awareness for the warfighter.

"The new modern man station has played a significant role as part of the development of the next-generation Patriot. It is one of the key upgrades that delivers greater capabilities while reducing the cost of ownership," said Skip Garrett, vice president and deputy of Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

MMS is used to identify objects; track potential threats; and engage hostile targets, including aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles. The color graphical user interface and touch-screen display enhance the operator's ability to identify targets and priority alerts. They are also part of the state-of-the-art ergonomics that help reduce operator fatigue.

The modernized Patriot system is globally deployed and readily available. Today, 12 partner nations rely on the combat-proven Patriot as the foundation of their air and missile defense capabilities.

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.

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STSS Demonstration Satellites Detect, Track Test Launch of an ICBM Minuteman Missile

STSS Demonstration Satellites Detect, Track Test Launch of an ICBM Minuteman Missile
July 16, 2010

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) Demonstration program satellites, built by Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), detected and tracked an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launched on June 16 by the U.S. Air Force. The launch, designated Glory Trip 200GM-1, was the 200th scheduled test launch of an ICBM Minuteman Missile.

The three-stage, ICBM Minuteman III missile carried a single, inert reentry vehicle atop a fully modernized booster, guidance set and post-boost vehicle. The missile traveled about 4,800 miles in approximately30 minutes, hitting a target in the Ronald Reagan Test Site near Kwajalein Atoll in the western chain of the Marshall Islands.

The STSS missile defense satellites transmitted tracking data from the launch to the Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center at Schreiver Air Force Base, Colo., where the information is being analyzed. Earlier in June, STSS successfully detected and tracked a two-stage Ground-Based Interceptor during a U.S. Missile Defense Agency test.

"Another reliable performance by the STSS Demonstration program satellites is an encouraging development for the nation's missile defense system," said Gabe Watson, vice president of missile defense and missile warning programs for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector. "The capability demonstrated by these space-based sensors is a strong indication of the value this system brings to missile defense."

The Missile Defense Agency is pursuing the STSS Demonstration program as a space-based sensor component of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The STSS satellites will provide missile defense sensor risk reduction concepts to support development and fielding of future operational missile defense satellite constellation.


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THAAD Weapon System Achieves Lowest Endo Intercept to Date, Maintains 100% Success Rate — Press Release

THAAD Weapon System Achieves Lowest Endo Intercept to Date, Maintains 100% Success Rate

DALLAS, June 29 /PRNewswire/ — The Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) conducted a successful flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System today at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, HI. This flight test was THAAD’s seventh intercept to date and proved the system’s ability to intercept a unitary target in the low endo-atmosphere.

There were many THAAD flight test program “firsts” accomplished during FTT-14, including the lowest endo-atmospheric intercept to date; use of fielded THAAD ground segment hardware and software from the THAAD production program; and the first live mission to demonstrate automatic engagement coordination between THAAD and Patriot.

In addition to Patriot, the flight test included participation by the C2BMC element. The C2BMC reported situational awareness to combatant commander displays monitoring the test.

Flight test objectives included demonstrating the integration of the THAAD Weapon System; intercepting the target at a highly stressing angle due to the high pressure environment of the endo-atmosphere; completing target acquisition and aimpoint selection by the interceptor’s seeker avionics flight software; and operating the radar, fire control and launcher by U.S. Army soldiers during the mission.

“Today’s successful low endo intercept further proves THAAD’s mission flexibility and capability,” said Tom McGrath, vice president and program manager for THAAD at Lockheed Martin. “The weapon system’s success is much to the credit of the U.S. Army soldiers’ superior performance in executing this mission and their dedication to 100 percent Mission Success.”

Since 2005, the program has completed 11 flight tests, with seven-for-seven intercepts. THAAD is the only missile defense system with the operational flexibility to intercept in both the endo- and exo-atmospheres to provide versatile capability to the Warfighter.

Two THAAD batteries have been activated at Ft. Bliss, TX. The first THAAD Battery (A-4 ADA Battery) was activated in May 2008. Soldiers from the battery recently completed the Force Development Exercise and began Limited User Testing in May in preparation for material release expected late this year. In October 2009, the U.S. Army activated the second THAAD Battery (A-2 ADA Battery). Unit training for this Battery began earlier this year.

A key element of the nation’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD is a Missile Defense Agency program, with the program office located in Huntsville, AL. The Agency is developing the BMDS to defend the United States, its deployed forces, friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill interceptor. It also has considerable experience in interceptor design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.

For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/

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THAAD Weapon System Achieves Lowest Endo Intercept to Date, Maintains 100% Success Rate

THAAD Weapon System Achieves Lowest Endo Intercept to Date, Maintains 100% Success Rate
June 29, 2010

DALLAS, - The Missile Defense Agency and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) conducted a successful flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System today at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, HI. This flight test was THAAD's seventh intercept to date and proved the system's ability to intercept a unitary target in the low endo-atmosphere.

There were many THAAD flight test program "firsts" accomplished during FTT-14, including the lowest endo-atmospheric intercept to date; use of fielded THAAD ground segment hardware and software from the THAAD production program; and the first live mission to demonstrate automatic engagement coordination between THAAD and Patriot.

In addition to Patriot, the flight test included participation by the C2BMC element. The C2BMC reported situational awareness to combatant commander displays monitoring the test.

Flight test objectives included demonstrating the integration of the THAAD Weapon System; intercepting the target at a highly stressing angle due to the high pressure environment of the endo-atmosphere; completing target acquisition and aimpoint selection by the interceptor's seeker avionics flight software; and operating the radar, fire control and launcher by U.S. Army soldiers during the mission.

"Today's successful low endo intercept further proves THAAD's mission flexibility and capability," said Tom McGrath, vice president and program manager for THAAD at Lockheed Martin. "The weapon system's success is much to the credit of the U.S. Army soldiers' superior performance in executing this mission and their dedication to 100 percent Mission Success."

Since 2005, the program has completed 11 flight tests, with seven-for-seven intercepts. THAAD is the only missile defense system with the operational flexibility to intercept in both the endo- and exo-atmospheres to provide versatile capability to the Warfighter.

Two THAAD batteries have been activated at Ft. Bliss, TX. The first THAAD Battery (A-4 ADA Battery) was activated in May 2008. Soldiers from the battery recently completed the Force Development Exercise and began Limited User Testing in May in preparation for material release expected late this year. In October 2009, the U.S. Army activated the second THAAD Battery (A-2 ADA Battery). Unit training for this Battery began earlier this year.

A key element of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), THAAD is a Missile Defense Agency program, with the program office located in Huntsville, AL. The Agency is developing the BMDS to defend the United States, its deployed forces, friends and allies against ballistic missiles of all ranges and in all phases of flight.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill interceptor. It also has considerable experience in interceptor design and production, infrared seekers, command and control/battle management, and communications, precision pointing and tracking optics, as well as radar and signal processing. The company makes significant contributions to all major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

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DOD CONTRACTS for June 23, 2010

DOD CONTRACTS for June 23, 2010
June 23, 2010

MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is pleased to announce the award of advisory and assistance services contracts to Computer Sciences Corp., Huntsville, Ala. (HQ0147-10-D-0022); General Dynamics Information Technology, Inc., Fairfax, Va. (HQ0147-10-D-0023); and SPARTA, Inc., Lake Forest, Calif. (HQ0147-10-D-0024). Each firm is being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide advisory and assistance services to the Facilities, MILCON and Environmental Management Office, the Worldwide Deployment Program Office, the COCOMs, Wargames Exercises and Operations Office and the Joint Staff Services and Strategic Integration Directorate, MDA. The contractors will assist in providing infrastructure and deployment support services in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. This procurement is managed by the Missile Defense Agency Engineering and Support Services Program Office. This program office is responsible for centrally managing the acquisition of advisory and assistance services for the MDA. These contracts are being competitively awarded under the full and open, unrestricted, request for proposal HQ0147-09-R-0002. Each contract has a not to exceed ordering ceiling of $565,000,000. The companies will have the opportunity to bid on each individual task order. Work under these contracts will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., Colorado Springs, Colo., and other MDA locations. The performance period is through June 2015. Obligations will be made by task orders using research, development, test and evaluation funds. The Missile Defense Agency is the contracting activity.

AIR FORCE
SURVICE Engineering Co., Belcamp, Md., was awarded a $67,800,000 contract which will provide support to the Air Force Seek Eagle Office for the purpose of augmenting its highly technical workforce with contracted skills and expertise to primarily provide modeling and simulation, and analysis and product development support. At this time, $7,078,000 has been obligated. AAC/PKES, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9201-10-D-0193).

BAE Systems, Information and Electronics Systems Integration, Totowa, N.J., was awarded a $23,900,250 contract which will provide engineering services to resolve obsolete part and vanishing vendor issues, and significantly improve the system's LRU-3C. At this time, the entire amount has been obligated. 542 CBSG/PKS, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (FA8540-10-C-0006).

Jacobs Technology, Inc., Tullahoma, Tenn., was awarded a $16,254,943 contract modification which will provide technical, engineering and acquisition support at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla, and various other tenant originations. This contract will increase work requirement. At this time, $24,404,511 has been obligated. AAC/PKES, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity (FA9200-07-C-0006).

ARMY
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on June 21 a $51,095,500 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul of the UH-60 main rotor blade for a quantity of 500. Work is to be performed in Bridgeport, Conn., with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2020. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, CCAM-AL-M, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-06-D-0116).

Hellfire Systems, LLC, Orlando, Fla., was awarded on June 18 a $22,024,535 firm-fixed-price contract for fiscal 2010 option exercise for a total quantity of 331 Hellfire II missiles. Work is to be performed in Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2013. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command AMCOM Contracting Center., Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0361).

Kiewit Louisiana Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on June 21 a $19,934,748 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for the construction of "Westbank and Vicinity, New Orleans, La. Hurricane Protection Project, Eastern tie-In, WBV-09b East of Algiers Canal, Hero to Oakville, Phase II, First Lift Levee Enlargement and Pumping Station, Plaquemines Parish, La." Work is to be performed in Plaquemines Parish, La., with an estimated completion date of Aug. 4, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, New Orleans, La., is the contracting activity (W912P8-10-C-0089).

Triune-Beck, JV, III, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on June 18 a $12,721,002 firm-fixed-price contract. This is for a designed-bid-build contract that will be awarded for the construction of the student dormitory, 100 rooms, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. Work is to be performed in San Angelo, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 26, 2013. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with 14 bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity (W9127S-10-C-6004).

Caterpillar, Inc., Government and Defense Products, Mossville, Ill., was awarded on June 17 a $12,000,000 requirements contract, firm-fixed-price/cost plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract is for the service life extension program for program executive office combat support/combat services Caterpillar equipment: D7F dozer; D7G dozer; 130G grader; 621B scraper; 613B sectionalized scraper; 613B sectionalized water distributor; and deployable universal combat earthmover. Work is to be performed with each delivery order with an estimated completion date of March 20, 2012. One bid was solicited with one bid received. TACOM, Warren, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-D-0027).

U.S. Coating Specialties & Supplies, LLC, Jackson, Miss., was awarded on June 21 a $11,383,000 construction contract. This contract is to construct "the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, ERDC Information Technology Laboratory Office Building and Computer Facility." Work is to be performed in Vicksburg, Miss., with an estimated completion date of Dec 22, 2011. Bids were solicited on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site with six bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg Contracting Office, Vicksburg, Miss., is the contracting activity (W912EE-10-C-0019).

Tepa EC, LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded on June 18 an $11,268,200 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of the 8730 Company operations facility. Work is to be performed in Fort Riley, Kan., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 4, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with four bids received. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, Mo., is the contracting activity (W912HN-088-D-0022).

CSC-New South, JV, Atlanta, Ga., was awarded on June 18 a $ 10,344,690 firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of an Army Reserve training center in Winder, Ga. Work is to be performed in Statham, Ga., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with five bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, Louisville, Ky., is the contracting activity (W912QR-10-C-0061).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control - Dallas, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on June 17 a $9,350,444 firm-fixed-price contract. This contract is for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems full rate production four increased crew protection cab retrofit hardware, quantity of 220. Work is to be performed in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2012. One bid solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0001).

AOC Solutions, Inc., Arlington, Va., was awarded on June 17 a $9,288,065 firm-fixed-price contract for program management office services to provide all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other items necessary to perform accountability, valuation, project management and training in accordance with the performance work statement. Work is to be performed in Arlington, Va., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2015. Sixty-four bids were solicited with two bids received. Washington Headquarters Services/Acquisition & Procurement Office, Arlington, Va., is the contracting activity (HQ0034-10-F-0139).

JM Industrial Supply, Inc./River City Construction, LLC, JV, East Peoria, Ill., was awarded on June 21 a $9,132,300 firm-fixed-price contract to construct a C-130 Squadron operations facility. Work is to be performed in Peoria, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with nine bids received. National Guard Bureau, U.S. Property & Fiscal Office, Peoria, Ill., is the contracting activity (W912SMC-10-C-0005).

Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., was awarded on June 21 a $6,649,572 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. This contract is for the therapeutic countermeasures against Center for Disease Control and prevention Category A and B threat agents. Work is to be performed in Philadelphia, Pa. (67 percent), and Doylestown, Pa. (33 percent), with an estimated completion date of June 12, 2014. Bids were solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities Web site with 526 bids received. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., is the contracting activity (HDTRA1-10-C-0068).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., was awarded on June 17 an $8,485,050 cost-plus- fixed-fee contract. This effort is for the design and development of three joint tactical vehicles (JLTV) sub configurations for Australia in the right-hand drive; and the delivery of two JLTV sub configurations vehicles and one companion trailer for government testing. Work is to be performed in Owego, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of May 19, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with seven bids received. TACOM Contracting Center, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-C-0109).

Mobley Contractors, Inc., Morrilton, Ark., was awarded on June 18 a $6,657,000 firm-fixed-price contract to provide a maintenance bulkhead or spillway closure structure consisting of a steel monorail supported on existing dam piers carrying a structural steel bulkhead, temporary seal, and individual tainter gate bay at Norfork Lake. Work is to be performed in Salesville, Ark., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 12, 2011. Bids were solicited on the World Wide Web with three bids received. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, Little Rock, Ark., is the contracting activity (W9127S-10-C-0024).

Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Mass., was awarded on June 21 a $5,980,176 firm-fixed-price contract for the precision approach radar arrays, sustainment support, and engineering services. Work is to be performed in Marlborough, Mass., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 11, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aviation & Missile Command Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-06-C-0323).

Westar Aerospace & Defense Group, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on June 21 a $5,593,803 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for nine OH-58 and five Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 helicopters. The contractor will be performing maintenance support, providing spare parts, tools, servicing; and overhaul all parts, components and assemblies required to maintain the Bell Jet Ranger and the OH-58 helicopters. Work is to be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center CCAM-RD-F, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-10-C-0070).

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
Welch Allyn Holdings, Inc., Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., is being awarded a maximum $43,650,000 fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for patient monitoring systems; subsystems; accessories; consumables; spare/repair parts; and training. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and federal civilian agencies. There were originally 17 proposals solicited with nine responses. The date of performance completion is June 23, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SPM2D1-09-D-8350).

Government Sewing & Apparel*, Hope, Ark., is being awarded a maximum $8,759,249 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for combat utility uniform. Other locations of performance are Puerto Rico and Texas. Using service is Marine Corps. The original proposal was Web-solicited with 10 responses. The date of performance completion is June 25, 2011. The Defense Supply Center Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (SP0100-06-D-0362).

Northrop-Grumman Corp., Electronic Systems, Norwalk, Conn. is being awarded a maximum $5,980,077 firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract for C-130 receiver transmitter depot-level reparable components. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is Air Force. There was originally one proposal solicited with one response. The date of performance completion is Nov. 30, 2011. The Defense Logistics Agency Warner Robins, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting activity (F09603-03-D-0002-XE04).

NAVY
Honeywell International, Inc., Tempe, Ariz., is being awarded a $34,897,489 ceiling-priced performance-based logistics contract for support for auxiliary power units for the F/A-18, P-3, S-3, C-2, and KC-130 F/R; F404 main fuel controls used on the F/A-18 aircraft; the P-3 engine driven compressor; and support for the Australian F/A-18 Super Hornet. This announcement includes the government of Australia (less than 1 percent) under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (85 percent), and Jacksonville, Fla. (15 percent); and work is expected to be completed by June 2011. Contract funds will not expire before the end of the fiscal year. This contract was not competitively awarded. The Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity (N00383-10-D-008D).

Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc., Norfolk, Va., is being awarded a $12,404,924 cost-plus-award-fee Task Order FZN8 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity remediation action contract (N62470-08-D-1007) for remediation services at the Las Pulgas landfill (Phase 1) at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. The work to be performed provides for corrective construction of the Las Pulgas Landfill (Phase 1) waste management unit to bring it into compliance with applicable requirements and a cleanup and abatement order. Work will be performed in Oceanside, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2012. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. One proposal was received for this task order. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

Tetra Tech EC, Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $11,494,845 firm-fixed-price task order #0002 under the radiological environmental multiple award contract (N62473-10-D-0809) for Parcel C radiological remediation and support at Hunters Point Shipyard. The primary objective is to continue the base-wide sewer sanitary system and storm drain time-critical removal action and achieve free-release of Buildings 203, 214, 241, 271, and 272 in the inner portion of Parcel C. The end result of this removal action is to achieve unrestricted free release of the sewer and storm drain survey units and buildings. Work will be performed in San Francisco, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 22, 2011. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Five proposals were received for this task order. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, San Diego, Calif., is the contracting activity.

*Small business

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