CALGARY, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian government has awarded a contract
to Raytheon Canada Limited for the repair, overhaul, engineering and upgrade
services for eight AN/SPS-49 (V) radar systems for the Canadian Navy.
The new contract extends Raytheon's support services to the Navy until
2013, with options to 2015, and is valued at $22.2 million.
The contract, signed this month between Raytheon Canada and Public Works
and Government Services of Canada, provides total life-cycle support for
Canada's AN/SPS-49 (V) radar systems. Under this new Omnibus II contract,
Raytheon will provide fleet repair work, field service support, overhaul,
upgrade, overhaul support material, integrated logistics support and
Work will be performed in Calgary, Alberta, at Raytheon Canada's Naval
Systems Support facility, which has been in operation since 1995. This
all-inclusive facility delivers total life-cycle support for the AN/SPS-49 (V)
radar system through the application of Raytheon Canada's extensive technology
"We are excited to be extending Raytheon's support to the Canadian Navy,"
said Ron Guidinger, vice president and general manager of Raytheon Canada's
site in Calgary. "Ensuring the continued effectiveness of Raytheon's AN/SPS-49
(V) radar system through responsive repair, overhaul and engineering services
is a critical role for industry to play as part of the Canadian Navy's
reputation for professionalism and excellence."
Raytheon Canada Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN), has more than 1,200 employees throughout Canada who serve the
aerospace and defence sectors with a broad range of high technology products
Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology
leader specializing in defence, homeland security and other government markets
throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs
73,000 people worldwide.
Note to Editors:
The AN/SPS-49 is an L-band, long-range, two-dimensional, air-search radar
system that provides automatic detection and reporting of targets supporting
the anti air warfare mission in surface ships. The AN/SPS-49 uses a
line-of-sight, horizon-stabilized antenna to provide acquisition of
low-altitude targets in all sea states. External control of AN/SPS-49 modes,
operation by the command and control system, and processing to identify and
flag contacts as special alerts are provided for self-defence support.
For further information:
For further information: Val MacDonald, (403) 295-6668