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Raytheon to Support Ballistic Missile Defense System With Airborne Data Processing

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has won a $10 million contract to provide the Missile Defense Agency with advanced airborne data processing to support the ballistic missile defense system.

Raytheon’s support will enhance U.S. forces’ ability to act on potential threats.

The company will develop software for automated detection, target tracking, onboard discrimination and information transfer to warfighters. The processors will help the agency examine the effectiveness of airborne multispectral sensors and provide forward-based, fire control quality tracks.

MDA is examining how Raytheon’s MTS family of sensors could improve its phased adaptive approach.

“Raytheon’s airborne processing technology offers real-time automated detection and tracking in a flight-worthy package to the MDA, ” said Tim Carey, vice president, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. “Our onboard processors will use information from Raytheon’s multi-spectral targeting system sensors to detect and track potential missile strikes that could threaten the U.S., its allies and deployed troops.”

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