MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given Raytheon a contract modification for the Cooperative Engagement Capability sensor system, which detects and tracks air warfare threats.
The contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for design and engineering support is worth $67.4 million.
"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 said its CEC solution is based on a high-bandwidth communications system, the global positioning system and electronic counter-measures that links 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, it said.