Raytheon resumes work on missile defense radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon Company, a Waltham, Massachusetts-based defense company, announced on Monday that it received a resume work order from the U.S. Navy to commence the development of the new Air and Missile Defense Radar.

On October 10, Raytheon received a $385,742,176 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, testing and delivery of the Radar Suite Controller and the Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar. The company received the resume work order following an official update from the Government Accountability Office to withdraw the AMDR contract award protest.

"The Raytheon team and plans are in place, ready to move forward on the program," Kevin Peppe, the vice president of the company's integrated defense systems' seapower capability systems business area. "Our focus is now dedicated to delivering this critical AMDR capability to the Navy."

The AMDR is the Navy's next generation radar that integrates both air and missile defense. The system is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke class destroyers starting in 2016.

Under the terms of the contract, Raytheon will build, integrate and test the engineering development models for the AMDR-S and RSC. The contract starts with design work leading to a preliminary design review. It culminates with system acceptance of the engineering development models of the AMDR-S and RSC at the conclusion of testing.

The contract includes options that could bring the cumulative value of the contract to $1,633,363,781, if all options are exercised.

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