The US Army awarded Raytheon $314 million to modernize their Patriot air and missile defense systems on January 30.
The task order is funded by the 17 nations that rely on Patriot for integrated air and missile defense. This is the third of five annual, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order awards with a total contract ceiling of more than $2.3 billion, the company said in a statement today.
Under the task order, the company will provide engineering services including systems, software and hardware development, integration and test services, configuration management and logistics support.
Additionally, many of the project results will be incorporated into Patriot Post Deployment Build 8.1, a series of software and hardware capabilities. This includes new methods to search, detect, track, discriminate, engage, and defeat a wide range of evolving threats including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and military aircraft; and Integrating Warfighter Machine Interface (WMI) into Patriot.
WMI provides a total view of that battlespace, with 3-D visuals, easy-to-read status pages and search functions.
As part of the contract, Raytheon will also enhance the resilience of Patriot against evolving cyber threats; develop solutions to improve readiness and reduce life cycle costs by making the system more reliable; and replace obsolete parts of Patriot's communications system, enabling Patriot to reliably operate until the US Army's new Integrated Air and Missile Defense command and control system comes on-line.