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12:02 PM, July 9, 2015

Raytheon has delivered operational capability under a $79 million Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract to assist Jordan (GoHKJ) for securing its borders with Syria and Iraq.

The contract included the delivery of key command, control, communications, and surveillance capabilities to the Jordanian Armed Forces, the company announced Wednesday. 

The operational capability, provided three months ahead of project completion, is now in use by Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) to help safeguard the kingdom.

"Raytheon delivers border security capabilities across the globe that help protect countries from a wide range of threats," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS).

"This work is vital in the Middle East, and we are particularly pleased that we were able to deliver these critical security capabilities to Jordan ahead of schedule.", Wajsgras added.

"We use a product-agnostic approach and tailor border security solutions to the host nation's specific needs," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at IIS.

"Our team has delivered on that model supporting DTRA border security contracts across the world in southeast Asia, eastern Europe and in Jordan.” Probert added.

In total, the systems we have installed protect 4,500 miles of borders." He said.

The contract was celebrated at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the Border Security Operations Center (BSOC).  The ceremony was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Hussein, other Jordanian officials, US Ambassador Alice G. Wells, DTRA leaders and Raytheon executives.

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