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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Raytheon to Support Communications for Foreign Warfighters

Juliet Van Wagenen

[Avionics Today 11-10-2015] The U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded Raytheon Company an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide communications systems, support and training for aircraft made available to foreign nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process. The five-year contract has a ceiling value of $80 million. Raytheon has been developing, delivering and supporting tactical communications for warfighters to share mission-critical information for several decades.
The agreement covers production, support and training for the ARC-231 and ARC-164 radio systems that are used on rotary wing platforms such as UH-60M Blackhawks, CH-47F Chinooks, UH-72A Lakotas and AH-64E Apaches; and the APX-119 transponder that is used on a wide range of fixed-wing aircraft.
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