TEWKSBURY, MA-Raytheon Co. was awarded a $128.5 million contract to provide engineering services for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.

Issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL, the contract calls for Raytheon to continue to provide the latest upgrades and system capabilities through systems analysis, software and hardware engineering, and testing and logistics support to both U.S. and international Patriot customers.

"Patriot engineering services provide the U.S. Army and our 11 international partners with continued improvements to the Patriot system," says Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "This contract signifies the commitment by the U.S. government to ensure that Patriot systems are at the highest level of readiness."

Work for this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, MA; at IDS Headquarters, Tewksbury, MA; at the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, AL; and at the Mission Capability Verification Center, White Sands, NM.

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles.