BEDFORD, Massachusetts, Jan. 25 -- Raytheon Electronic Systems has signed a contract worth $206 million with the U.S. Army Missile Command in Alabama on behalf of the government of Egypt, to remanufacture eight HAWK missile units, company officials said Thursday. Under the contract, Raytheon will produce modification kits to upgrade the Hawk to the latest configuration as well as remanufacture equipment parts.
Raytheon will also provide to the Egypt's Air Defense Command spare parts, training and training simulators, test equipment and technical assistance upon delivery of the systems, a company news release said. The eight upgraded units will be integrated into Egypt's air defense command to replace outmoded, Soviet-produced air defense systems, Raytheon said. The Hawk system, which is produced by Raytheon, is capable of intercepting aircraft, cruise missiles and short range tactical ballistic missiles. The missiles to be remanufactured were ones sold to the Middle Eastern country by the U.S. government. Egypt's first Hawk system was purchased in 1979. Raytheon is a $12.3 billion international high technology company which operates in commercial and defense electronics, engineering and construction, aviation and major appliances.