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US Air Force awards Raytheon $80 million for MALD-J

Companies mentioned in this article: Raytheon Company

LONDON, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an $80,768,012 firm-fixed-price and cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Lot 7 Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J) missile (200 each) to include: data, mission planning, process verification program, and operational flight software.

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2016. This award is a result of a sole-source acquisition.

Fiscal 2012, 2013 and 2014 procurement and operations and maintenance funds are being obligated in the amount of $79,112,476 at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/EBJM, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity (FA8682-14-C-0004).

About MALD and MALD-J
MALD® is a state-of-the-art, low-cost expendable flight vehicle that is modular, air-launched and programmable. It weighs fewer than 300 pounds and has a range of approximately 500 nautical miles. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform.

    --  MALD confuses enemy air defenses by duplicating friendly aircraft flight
        profiles and radar signatures.
    --  MALD-J maintains all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.
    --  Raytheon began delivery of MALD-Js in the fall of 2012.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

Media Contacts
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SOURCE Raytheon Company