Raytheon Wins $600 Million Missile Defense Test Contract

The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) awarded Raytheon [RTN] an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract worth up to a maximum of $642 million to conduct ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) test activities for radar platforms, the Defense Department said last Friday.

The test activities will include planning, executing, and analyzing sensor performance in missile defense flight tests and ground tests for each test event as defined in the BMDS integrated master test plan (IMTP).

A Missile Defense Agency Ground-Based Interceptor is launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif. as part of Flight Test Ground-Based Interceptor (FTG)-15. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

A Missile Defense Agency Ground-Based Interceptor is launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base, Calif. as part of Flight Test Ground-Based Interceptor (FTG)-15. Photo: Missile Defense Agency.

The Defense Department said the radar test effort includes sensors modeling and simulation activities like the Open Systems Architecture Sensor Model (OSM) and Open Systems Architecture Signal Injector (OSI) development and maintenance, integration of OSI with hardware-in-the-loop radar representation, integration of OSI and OSM with the simulation framework, verification and validation support, and stakeholder/event support.

The MDA noted the award was the result of a competitive acquisition, with one other offer received. It did not disclose the second offeror.

Over $3.4 million in fiscal year 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds were obligated at award time.

Work is set to occur in Huntsville, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colo. The ordering period covers Jan. 2018 to Jan. 2023, with a one-year option period.





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