Raytheon awarded $11.5 million to upgrade US Air Force Weather Data Analysis system

 Raytheon awarded $11.5 million to upgrade US Air Force Weather Data Analysis

System enhancement delivers critical environmental intelligence to warfighters
quickly and efficiently

PR Newswire

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 8, 2012

OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN) an $11.5 million contract to enhance the Weather Data
Analysis (WDA) system. The modernized system is expected to deliver
significant efficiencies and improve weather forecast analysis capabilities,
enabling warfighters to make critical mission decisions.

"Enhancing WDA will deliver advanced capabilities to the Air Force, enabling
the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) to process and disseminate data from next
generation meteorological satellites more efficiently, significantly reducing
sustainment costs," said James Olson, director of Space and Environmental
Mission Solutions for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems

The contract will upgrade the current meteorological satellite capability and
legacy systems at AFWA, improving the agency's analysis capabilities.
Modernizing the system with new hardware and open source database and
application servers will expand the weather center's shared data environment,
allowing the agency to maximize and distribute data collected by next
generation weather satellites, including Suomi NPP and JPSS-1 and 2.

WDA is central to AFWA's global system architecture and is a major weather
data and product contributor to the Air Force Weather enterprise. Enhancements
delivered under Increment 4, Build B will provide a net-centric infrastructure
capable of assimilating global sources of weather data to produce real-time
information to warfighters. Through greater interoperability with command,
control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance systems, warfighters will gain access to critical environmental
and situational awareness intelligence, enhancing their competitive advantage
in the battlespace.

In March 2003, under contract to the U.S. Air Force, Raytheon developed the
initial WDA capabilities on the Increment 2 program. Subsequently, Raytheon
completed Increment 3 and Increment 4, Build A to expand the system's
capabilities. With the latest contract, Raytheon will leverage 40 years of
expertise and proven performance in collecting, analyzing and delivering
critical, actionable weather information to support mission success.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 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 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.

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