Raytheon Awarded $28M Contract to Update VTOL UAV Ground Control Stations

By Caroline Rees / 07 Jun 2012

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (RIIS) has been awarded a $28 million contract to update the software on UAV ground control stations, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed yesterday.

Raytheon will complete a Linux transition on the tactical control system software for vertical take-off unmanned air vehicle ground control stations, with the work planned to be carried out at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Md. and expected to be completed in February 2014.

The contract follows the recent announcement that Raytheon Missile Systems had won an $85 million U.S Air Force contract to build 22 all-up Griffin missiles and 43 telemetry rounds for Griffin tests.

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