TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 29, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) has received a $36.1 million Foreign Military Sales award from the U.S.
Army to provide the State of Kuwait with Patriot Configuration-3 radar upgrade
depot test equipment, training and related technical services.
This depot test equipment contract complements a June 2008 $148 million
U.S. government order placed with Raytheon to upgrade Kuwait's Patriot system
"This depot equipment provides an imperative aspect for the State of
Kuwait to maintain continuous Patriot system readiness," said Sanjay Kapoor,
vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
(IDS). "These awards for the State of Kuwait are additional indications of the
continued expansion of Patriot as the cornerstone of our international
partners' integrated air and missile defense systems."
Work under this contract will be done at three Raytheon centers in
Massachusetts - Raytheon IDS headquarters in Tewksbury, the Integrated Air
Defense Center in Andover, and the Surveillance and Sensors Center in Sudbury
- as well as at the Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.
Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international
Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and systems integrator for Patriot
Advanced Capability-3 missiles.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities
Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad
international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense
Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and
innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other
government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a
broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass.,
Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.