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    Raytheon Wins $66Mln to Support Aegis Ashore Deployment - Pentagon

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    US defense contractor Raytheon won more than $66 million to provide technical support for the Aegis Ashore system deployment, according to the Pentagon.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US defense contractor Raytheon won more than $66 million to provide technical support for the Aegis Ashore system deployment, the Defense Department said in a press release.

    "Raytheon Missile Systems Company [of] Tucson, Arizona is being awarded a $66,441,462… modification for Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) integration, test, and Aegis Ashore support under the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA contract," the release stated on Monday.

    Under the contract, Raytheon will continue efforts for engineering services, analysis, and material in support of the SM-3 Block IIA program efforts, including engineering, integration, certification and test efforts and post events assessment support; the Defense Department explained.

    The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $2,073,834,069 from $2,007,392,607, the release added.

    The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is deploying Aegis Ashore anti-ballistic missile systems at bases in Poland and Romania.

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