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Raytheon Delivers Third Advanced SUV-based Radiation Detection System to Florida

July 14, 2010 by · Comment
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Raytheon Delivers Third Advanced SUV-based Radiation Detection System to Florida
July 14, 2010

TEWKSBURY, Mass., - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its third Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System (MNRDS) to Florida's Department of Transportation.

The Florida Department of Transportation took ownership of the system during a ceremony at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems' Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass.

"With this third delivery, the state of Florida is expanding its ability to protect citizens against nuclear threats," said Karen Kalil Brown, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of National & Theater Security Programs. "We're proud that Florida continues to choose this proven capability to meet a critical need shared by every state with a large city."

The MNRDS is a mobile radiation detection system mounted in a sports utility vehicle; it provides the ability to detect and identify nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations using advanced spectroscopic technology. It will expand the state's capability to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry, and public venues such as major sporting events and other large gatherings that might be considered targets.

This delivery grows Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' position as a source for homeland security solutions to all levels of government. With award-winning manufacturing capability, a highly skilled workforce, proven and affordable technology innovations can rapidly be delivered.

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Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System — Press Release

Raytheon Awarded Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — 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 OpenAIR(TM) 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.

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 Contract for Integrated Standoff Inspection System

April 26, 2010 by · Comment
Filed under: Raytheon, Syndicated Industry News 
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 OpenAIR™ 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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