Raytheon Wins Qatar’s Early Warning Radar Deal

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The U.S. Department of Defense today announced a $13.65 million Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR) contract.

This modification is for the procurement, manufacture and storage of spares in support of sustainment for the QEWR. It brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1.14 billion, a DoD release said.

Work is expected to be completed by December 2025.

Raytheon had won a $1.06 billion deal to provide an early warning radar (EWR) to Doha in February 2017. The Qatari radar is expected to add long-range detection to the country’s layered Integrated Air and Missile Defense architecture, which includes Patriot systems and an Air Defense Operation Center. A layered defense takes fuller advantage of the specialized abilities of different radars and interceptors. The EWR will provide extra warning time to alert command centers and cue fire control systems.