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Raytheon to Help Detect Border Tunnels in Egypt

Raytheon logoRaytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has won a $9.9 million contract with the Defense Department to detect border tunnels in Egypt and aim to help counter terrorism, Zacks Equity Research reported Friday.

The Border Tunnel Activity Detection Systems work comes under Egypt’s foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Egyptian authorities intend to close the tunnels used by suspected terrorists to transport illegal arms, according to the report.

Raytheon will work to identify hidden tunnels using its sensor technology and the MONARCH sensor under the company’s seismic and acoustic vibration imaging program.

The Egyptian government wants to destroy those tunnels in an effort to end the smuggling of weapons into Gaza for use against Israel, Zacks reports.

Raytheon previously won a $19 million contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a detection technology for land mines and tunnels, according to Zacks.

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