Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $104 million contract to provide maintenance and operations support for the U.S. Navy’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar system.
ROTHR is a surveillance radar system designed to detect and track aircraft and ships at long ranges over a coverage area of 2.5 million square miles, the company said Tuesday.
The contract awarded by the Naval Supply Systems Command covers support for six ROTHR sites in Virginia, Texas and Puerto Rico.
“Our team will work closely with the U.S. Navy’s Forces Surveillance Support Center and the Joint Interagency Task Force South, tracking hundreds of illegal activities every year that threaten to enter our borders, ” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business segment and inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2016.
JIATF-S uses ROTHR to help detect and prevent narcoterrorism and other illegal trafficking operations.