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Raytheon resumes work on new Navy radar system

Jan. 14, 2014 at 1:57 PM   |   Comments

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Raytheon has announced resumption of work on development of a new air and missile defense radar for the U.S. Navy under a 2013 contract.

The Navy approved the resumption after a U.S. Government Accountability Office update of its database that showed a protest of the award to Raytheon had been withdrawn.

Details as to the protest were not provided.

Raytheon was awarded a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract last October worth more than $385.7 million for the engineering and modeling development phase design, development, integration, test and delivery of Air and Missile Defense S-Band Radar and Radar Suite Controller.

The AMDR is the Navy's next generation integrated air and missile defense radar and is being designed for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Raytheon will build, integrate and test the AMDR-S and RSC engineering development models for the ship sets covered by the contract.

"The Raytheon team and plans are in place, ready to move forward on the program," said Raytheon's Kevin Peppe, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems' Seapower Capability Systems. "Our focus is now dedicated to delivering this critical AMDR capability to the Navy."

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