The U.K.-based subsidiary ofÂ RaytheonÂ (NYSE:RTN) has secured a five-year, $159.3 million contract extension from the BritishÂ air force to manageÂ support services for the country’sÂ Sentinel surveillance aircraft fleet.
Raytheon said Friday it will optimizeÂ the design, modification, configuration management and support activities on Sentinel aircraft at the air station in Waddington and at a company facility in Broughton, Wales through 2021.
Raytheon provides fleet, obsolescence and overarching serviceÂ management; maintenance, technical, engineering, supply, procurement and design services; maintenance planning; air vehicle integrity and training for the Sentinel fleet.
RaytheonÂ invested in a new hangar at Broughton to address the operational availability of the company’s airborne intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance products.
The investment will also aid export work and Sentinel support efforts, Raytheon noted.