Raytheon awarded $174.5 million USAF contract to provide ground and airborne ISR mission support
Raytheon Company received a $174.5 million follow-on contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide field support for high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and the Distributed Command Ground System (DCGS) mission.
This is the 15th year that Raytheon has successfully partnered with the Air Force on this contract, and ninth year that Raytheon has implemented year-over-year cost savings.
Since 2005, Raytheon has supported over 14,000 airborne missions and more than 20,000 ground missions for the Air Force as part of the Contractor Field Services program. Under this Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex contract, the Raytheon-led team provides around-the-clock contractor field services to the warfighter at numerous sites around the globe. The contractor requirements cover a broad range of ground operations support including:
- system maintenance
- operations training
- pre-flight system checks
- mission support during flights
- post-mission problem analysis
- new system installations and upgrades
In addition to the DCGS mission, the Raytheon team also supports data processing and dissemination for unmanned system sensors, ground controls and data links.
“Our Contractor Field Service representatives offer mission critical expertise and are intimately familiar with how entire systems work which allows them to successfully support the DCGS mission,” said Todd Probert, vice president for the Mission Support and Modernization mission area at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “Our long partnership with the Air Force has allowed Raytheon to seamlessly collaborate with our customer to achieve mission success — we have reduced cost while maximizing system availability.”
DCGS is a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations. DCGS provides both physical and electronic distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes, and systems.