Raytheon to begin work on U.S. Army software services contract following resolution of protests

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Raytheon is now set to begin work on a contract originally inked in June 2017 that covers sustainment and modernization of missile defense and other strategic systems operated by the U.S. Army, combatant commands, and other government agencies.

The $600 million, three-year contract for what the Army calls the "Strategic Systems" award was first announced last June; several protests delayed work on the contract. A final protest was withdrawn in February 2018.

Within the next 30 to 60 days, Raytheon will begin accepting directions from the Army to conduct software sustainment and system engineering services for critical systems including THAAD, AN/TPY-2 radars, the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System, the Sea-Based X-Band Radar, and Upgraded Early Warning Radars.

Work will be conducted at the Systems Simulation, Software and Integration Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Redstone Arsenal Army post in Alabama. Work on the contract is expected to employ approximately 800 people in the Huntsville area.