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Border surveillance system for Jordan

April 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM

DULLES, Va., April 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency has tapped Raytheon to design and develop a border security system for Jordan.

The award is worth $35.9 million and has a base period of performance of nearly three years. It is part of a larger multiple-award Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract that was awarded in 2011.

"Raytheon's global reach and the Jordan project affirm our ability to provide subject matter expertise and solid experience on cooperative threat reduction programs in all regions of the world," said John Harris, Raytheon's vice president and general manager of Intelligence, Information and Services. "Our company is committed to offering competitive, open architecture solutions that employ equipment and sensors best suited to a country's requirements and that can adapt to the needs of customers like DTRA in making the world more secure."

Under the award, Raytheon will design, develop and implement an integrated surveillance system along parts of the Jordanian border. It will also provide training to Jordanian personnel, maintain and repair equipment that will be provided.

Additional details were not disclosed.

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