The Army used an “other transaction authority” procedure for the award covering delivery and test of six Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor prototypes over a three-year period.
Thomas Kennedy, Raytheon CEO and 2019 Wash100 winner, said at a Morgan Stanley conference last month the Army sought a radar that could counter emerging threats and “allow the Patriot system to continue to live on another 40 years.”
The Waltham, Mass.-based defense company submitted its LTAMDS proposal in July and said its proposed system employs a gallium nitride-based active electronically scanned array radar.
According to Raytheon, it worked with six technology suppliers as part of its contract pursuit. Those companies are Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Cummings Aerospace, IERUS Technologies, Kord Technologies, Mercury Systems and nLogic.