US Army awards Raytheon $71.7 million to continue modernizing Patriot fleet
Raytheon received $71.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Army to upgrade the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System with the modernized Radar Digital Processor (RDP) and Modern Man Station (MMS). The increased processing power of the RDP improves the radar's reliability by 40 percent. The greater situational awareness with the new MMS increases safety and allows soldiers in the field to better defend against evolving threats. The contracts were awarded in Raytheon's second and third quarters of 2013.
Both RDP and MMS are supported by the new Patriot PDB-7 software release that Raytheon announced in June -- and were developed under the Patriot International Engineering Services Program (IESP). raytheon