Raytheon has been awarded a $134, 399, 631 contract to build a terminal for the U.S. Air Force to pass on emergency messages to aircrews while on different non-nuclear and nuclear operations.
The Air Force plans to use the Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal to help the U.S. president administer the country’s troops, Raytheon said Friday.
Scott Whatmough, vice president of integrated communication systems at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business, said the company’s satellite terminals are designed to facilitate connections in harsh environments.
The Global ASNT will be integrated with nuclear task forces, mobile support teams, wing command posts and munitions support squadrons.
Fielding of the terminal is scheduled for fiscal year 2017 and intended for the Air Force’s nuclear command and control system.