Raytheon Company Contracted to Upgrade Patriot
On July 16, 2014, the manufacturing company, Raytheon Company, was awarded a contract by the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command to upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Valued at $235.5 Million, the contract requires Raytheon Company to produce Radar Digital Processor (RDP) kits for the Patriot System. The Patriot system is currently the world’s most up to date air and missile defense system. It provides defense against threats such as aircraft, tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles
Raytheon Company is the world’s main contractor for domestic and international Patriot systems with over 12 nations using it as their primary defense system. The new Radar Digital Processors will improve Patriot’s target detection and identification, enhance reconnaissance, and support the PAC-3 MSE missile. Reliability of the radar will be increased by 40% as the kits will boost Mean Time Between Failure. Finally, the total net costs of the units will be decreased as the number of replaceable battery units will significantly drop from 759 to 56. This drop in replacements will reduce spares and upkeep cost over the lifespan of the system.The Raytheon Company is an American corporation specializing in defense contracting and industrial manufacturing. Their most focused manufacturing products are weapons and military/commercial electronics. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, Raytheon Company serves the worldwide market and employs over 63,000 people.
The company has met over $23 Billion in yearly revenue and is ranked as one of the top 100 government contractors. ASAP Semiconductor, through its proprietary website Just NSN Parts, distributes a large inventory of Raytheon Company parts for military and commercial markets
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Posted on December 2, 2014