Raytheon wins $600m contract to update US Army’s strategic software systems
Raytheon has secured a contract worth up to $600m to sustain and modernise the US Army’s strategic software systems.
The contract requires the company to provide software support and sustainment to strategic systems, such as missiles and launchers, radars, data mining and visualisation tools, condition-based maintenance, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, virtual operations centres and cyber resiliency of fielded systems.
Under the contract, Raytheon will support the US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) Software Engineering Directorate (SED) in designing, testing and installing software updates for systems used by US combatant commands and defence agencies that range from missiles and launchers to cyber resiliency.
Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) Mission Support and Modernization vice-president Todd Probert said: "Raytheon's decades of experience in software sustainment and modernisation will help the army put the best systems in the hands of our soldiers around the globe.
"The army can leverage our best practices in Agile and DevOps to harness software that will give them an edge in the rapidly evolving digital battlespace."
Raytheon IIS president Dave Wajsgras added: "This key partnership will ensure the technology that our soldiers use on the battlefield will be ready and relevant for the fight."
The company’s software engineering will be supported by rapid prototyping, hardware development, testing and validation.
Raytheon IIS provides a full range of training, space, logistics and engineering solutions, including cyber, command and control, sensors and imaging systems, as well as mission support, training and services for government and civilian customers.