Raytheon to Upgrade Missile Defense Radar Under Potential $176 Million Contract

The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the […]
The Missile Defense Agency is announcing the award of a competitive contract combining cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and fixed-price-incentive-fee, to Raytheon Company Integrated Defense Systems, Woburn, Massachusetts. The total value of this contract is estimated at $125,343,763. This contract also contains options, which, if exercised, will increase the cumulative contract value to $176,084,507. Under this contract, the contractor will upgrade the Early Warning Radar (EWR) at Clear Air Force Station (AFS), Alaska, with an option to upgrade the EWR at Cape Cod AFS, Massachusetts. This is a joint Missile Defense Agency/Air Force effort and will be funded by fiscal 2012 through 2017 Missile Defense Agency Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) funds, and Air Force Other Procurement funds. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
Sign Up For ATI Courses eNewsletter

Another Accomplishment for Lockheed Martin: Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile Blocked by Aegis BMD

Yet another accomplishment was achieved by Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) on April 14, 2011. Aegis BMD was proven effective against intermediate range ballistic missiles. USS O’Kane (DDG-77, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ) was used for the exercise. Here is how it worked. • Aegis BMD used AN/TPY-2 radar to track the missile • […]
Yet another accomplishment was achieved by Lockheed Martin’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) on April 14, 2011. Aegis BMD was proven effective against intermediate range ballistic missiles. USS O’Kane (DDG-77, Arleigh Burke-class destroyer ) was used for the exercise. Here is how it worked. • Aegis BMD used AN/TPY-2 radar to track the missile • Using a launch-on-remote function Aegis BMD system detected the threat very early in flight • A Standard Missile was fired to destroy the inbound missile • Round of applause for Lockheed Martin What does this mean for the rest of us? It means that our US Navy ships can defend themselves more effectively expanding the battle space. There are 25 Aegis BMD-equipped ships currently deployed – 21 U.S. Navy ships and four Japanese destroyers. Three additional ships are planned to become BMD-capable this year.
Sign Up For ATI Courses eNewsletter