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Raytheon Company has delivered operational capability under a $79 million Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) contract to help the government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (GoHKJ) secure its borders with Syria and Iraq. The contract included the delivery of key command, control, communications, and surveillance (C3/S) capabilities to the Jordanian Armed Forces. The operational capability, provided three months ahead of project completion, is now in use by Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) to help safeguard the kingdom.
The contract was celebrated at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony at the Border Security Operations Center (BSOC). The ceremony was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Hussein, other Jordanian officials, U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells, DTRA leaders and Raytheon executives.
"Raytheon delivers border security capabilities across the globe that help protect countries from a wide range of threats," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). "This work is vital in the Middle East, and we are particularly pleased that we were able to deliver these critical security capabilities to Jordan ahead of schedule."
"We use a product-agnostic approach and tailor border security solutions to the host nation's specific needs," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at IIS. "Our team has delivered on that model supporting DTRA border security contracts across the world in southeast Asia, eastern Europe and in Jordan. In total, the systems we have installed protect 4,500 miles of borders."
Raytheon will also be providing additional capabilities and services, which includes:
- Design, implementation and testing of a complete C3/S system that includes radars, electro/optical infrared cameras, communications, and command and control software
- Design, integration and testing of 18 quick reaction team vehicles
- Design, acquisition and testing of solar-based renewable power systems
- Integration of all sensors into a common operating picture using Raytheon Clear View™ Security Solutions
- Upgrades to the BSOC, a training center, maintenance workshop and an equipment warehouse
- Training of operators, administrators and maintainers of the system and transition of system and sustainment capability to the JAF Border Guard Forces
The event in Jordan follows the recent opening of a Raytheon-implemented National Coast Watch Center in the Republic of the Philippines and award of a contract to continue border security work in that country. Raytheon's border security work supporting DTRA is part of the cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II), awarded in April 2011, as a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com.