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Jerry Powlen: Raytheon to Build P-8A Open Architecture for Navy

Raytheon logoA Raytheon-led (NYSE: RTN) consortium has been awarded a $15.5 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design and develop an application-based architecture for the military service’s P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft.

The company said Tuesday it will build the ABA to help the branch implement third-party Poseidon mission software apps and comply with the Defense Department‘s latest Better Buying Power framework.

“The goal is to use readily available technology to quickly upgrade the P-8A’s warfighting capability, ” said Jerry Powlen, vice president for ISR systems at Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business.

The consortium for the open systems architecture development program comprises Raytheon,  Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Rite Solutions.

The contract will run for 27 months and work will occur in McKinney, Texas.

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