Raytheon Company announced that its Integrated Defense Systems business will pursue the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Targets and Countermeasures program.
Among other tasks, the Targets and Countermeasures program calls for a prime contractor to manufacture a new target vehicle and integrate countermeasure payloads for the Ground Based Midcourse Defense system. A final MDA Request for Proposal is expected in May 2003 with an award later in the year.
As the prime contractor, Raytheon would leverage the existing domestic and international targets and countermeasures industrial base and employ an open, collaborative business model to leverage partnerships and achieve the best solutions for the MDA’s evolving requirements.
As the nation’s leader in missile defense technologies, Raytheon brings more than 40 years of large-scale systems integration and management experience to bear on this vital MDA program. With exemplary systems integration performance on the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System, the System for the Vigilance of the Amazon (SIVAM), and the Navy’s next generation destroyer, DD(X), Raytheon’s innovation and disciplined engineering talent would provide a laser-like focus on providing mission solutions for MDA’s complex targets and countermeasures program.
Raytheon would maximize targets and countermeasures flexibility and agility while reducing cycle times. In addition, the Raytheon-led team would leverage Raytheon’s modeling and simulation capabilities, providing the MDA with the mission assurance demanded on each and every flight test. As the operating business for Raytheon’s Missile Defense Strategic Business Area, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems would leverage the wealth of missile defense experience and technology that exists across Raytheon’s defense businesses.