MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $67.4 million contract modification from U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for design and engineering support for the Cooperative Engagement Capability sensor-netting system.
CEC is designed to provide early detection and consistent tracking of air threats such as cruise missiles, manned aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems. It is based on a high-bandwidth military communications system with electronic countermeasures that blends in the global positioning system.
"This increase in our CEC contract for 2012 underscores a key strategy that we're deploying at Raytheon Network Centric Systems," said Pat Speake, NCS's director of Joint Sensor Networking. "NCS engineers have been engaging the Navy to ensure that the fleet is provided with the newest technology to support their future mission requirements."
Raytheon's CEC solution provides battle force protection. It is a high-speed, secure weapons-linked network interconnecting the Navy's sensors in air defense systems across the battle force. CEC develops the most accurate picture of the airspace possible and helps ensure that the weapons system has the precise continuous targeting necessary for defense.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 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 90 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 71,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.
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