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Raytheon gets Aegis contract modification

April 18, 2012 at 7:03 AM

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., April 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has given Raytheon a contract modification to continue production of components for the Aegis system.

The components, including the anti-missile system's AN/SPY-1(D)V radar transmitter and MK99 Mod 14 Fire Control System, will be in the DDG-116, the newest Arleigh Burke class destroyer, as well as the Aegis Ashore missile defense system that will be in Europe.

BAE Systems has also been given a contract modification from the Navy for MK 41 Vertical Launch System for the destroyer and the ground system.

"Raytheon has partnered with the Navy for more than three decades on Aegis and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the program," said Denis Donohue, director of Above Water Sensors for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.

"As the world's preeminent leader in naval radar technology, we are uniquely positioned to advance the legacy of Aegis and build upon its proven capabilities."

The Raytheon contract modification is worth $106.4 million.

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