by Richard Tomkins
Tewksbury, Mass. (UPI) Dec 8, 2014
An air and missile defense operations center that will integrate U.S. and European defense and radar systems is to be designed and built for Qatar by Raytheon.
The work, which carries a maximum value of $75.6 million, comes under an undefinitized contract action for a Foreign Military Sales contract.
The ADOC, the first in the Gulf region, is part of the Qatari armed forces modernization and recapitalization effort announced earlier this year. In addition to providing the capability to integrate U.S. and European air defense systems and radars, the system will be integrated with Qatar's Raytheon-made air operations center.
"This contract reinforces the depth of our systems integration capability and expertise in integrated air and missile defense," said Raytheon's Dave Gulla, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Global Integrated Sensors business area. "The ADOC will have the latest command and control, cyber, and information assurance capability in partnership with the Air Force to enhance regional security and meet the State of Qatar's requirements."
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