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Raytheon Lands $80M Comm Systems IDIQ for FMS Program; Scott Whatmough Comments

Raytheon logoRaytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a five-year, $80 million contract with the U.S. Army to produce communications systems for the service branch’s foreign military sales customers.

The company said Monday it will also provide support services and training for the ARC-231 and ARC-164 radio systems and the APX-119 transponder under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

Raytheon will manufacture the communications systems at a company facility in Largo, Florida.

Scott Whatmough, vice president of integrated communications systems for Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business, said the company has provided tactical communications systems to warfighters for 50 years through its partnership with the Army.

Products covered under the contract include ARC-231 and ARC-164 radio systems used on helicopters such as UH-60M Blackhawks, CH-47F Chinooks, UH-72A Lakotas and AH-64E Apaches.

The company will also build APX-119 transponders for use on fixed-wing aircraft.

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