As China, Russia and Iran continue to develop capabilities that could circumvent U.S. missile defenses, technology under development by one defense industry contracting giant has piqued the interest of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency.
ballistic missile defense
Raytheon Network Centric Systems, Largo, Florida, is being awarded an $8,731,406 contract modification for Joint Tactical Terminal AN/USC-62 radios. These radios will provide the Navy with vital integrated broadcast service receive and transmit capabilities in support of Ballistic missile defense operations. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to an estimated $34,659,763. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Company, Sudbury, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $9,223,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract modification for engineering services in support of the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) Program. The CJR Program designs, develops, and acquires a functional replacement ship and mission equipment suite for the current Cobra Judy and USNS Observation Island. The CJR mission is the same as that of the system it replaces: long-dwell foreign ballistic missile data collection in support of international treaty verification. The mission systems onboard the replacement ship includes high-power, instr