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09 November 2015

Dubai Airshow 2015: Five-year FMS Systems Communications Contract Valued at up to $80 Million

The US Army Contracting Command awarded Raytheon 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.

For more than 50 years, Raytheon has developed, delivered and supported tactical communications systems so warfighters can reliably and securely share critical information needed to accomplish their missions,” Scott Whatmough, vice president of Integrated Communications Systems for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems business, said. “We are committed to building on that proud legacy through our enduring partnership with the US Army and allied forces around the world.”

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.