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Raytheon To Operate And Sustain X-Band Radars

The X-Band radar.
by Staff Writers
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Mar 18, 2008
Raytheon has been awarded two task orders worth $28.3 million as part of a Missile Defense Agency indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract to operate and sustain the agency's X-Band radars as part of the Consolidated Contractor Logistics Services program. The contract has a potential value of up to $1.9 billion over 10 years.

The contract award signifies a long-term partnership between Raytheon and MDA to consolidate operations and sustainment of the agency's Raytheon-built family of X-Band radars in a flexible and efficient manner.

"This partnership provides the Missile Defense Agency with significant potential cost savings," said Pete Franklin, vice president for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems National and Theater Security Programs.

"The Consolidated Contractor Logistics Services contract applies Raytheon's whole-life services and support strategy to the MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System, allowing the agency to respond more effectively to its missile defense mission with enhanced availability, lower costs and reduced risk."

The work performed under the task orders is designed to improve operational availability and reduce the total cost of ownership by identifying and leveraging efficiencies and improvements throughout the missile defense mission.

The first task order, valued at $1.2 million, provides management services for the operation and sustainment of the Raytheon-developed X-Band radar (XBR) aboard the Sea-Based X-Band radar (SBX) vessel and subsequent task orders. The second task order, valued at $27.1 million, covers day-to-day management, direction and control, and operations and sustainment of the XBR on the SBX.

This contract was structured to include a five-year base period worth $756 million and five one-year options bringing the total potential value of the award to $1.9 billion. The goal is to reduce the total cost of ownership over 10 years.

The use of task orders provides Raytheon with significant agility to respond to MDA's mission needs. Work will be performed at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Missile Defense Center in Woburn, Mass., and Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass., and by Raytheon Technical Services Company personnel at sites designated by the MDA.

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