The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $641.8m contract to Raytheon for conducting ballistic missile defence system (BMDS) tests for multiple radar platforms.
The work will be carried out by Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business segment.
Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, Raytheon will help the contractor test multiple radar platforms.
This includes planning, execution and evaluation of sensor performance in flight and ground tests as set out in the BMDS integrated master test plan.
The radar test contract also involves sensors modelling and simulation activities to include open systems architecture sensor model (OSM) and open systems architecture signal injector (OSI) development and maintenance.
It also includes the integration of OSI with hardware-in-the-loop radar representation and integration of OSI and OSM with the simulation framework. Verification and validation support, as well as stakeholder and event support is included.
The current contract is the result of a competitively awarded acquisition in which two offers were received.
Raytheon will use research, development, test and evaluation funds amounting to a total of $3.45m from the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years to partly finance the task.
Work on the project will be carried out in Huntsville in Alabama and Colorado Springs in Colorado.
Located in Waltham, Massachusetts, Raytheon focuses on delivering advanced electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.