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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Support Distributed Common Ground System

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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Support Distributed Common Ground System

Raytheon Intelligence & Space is set to provide signals intelligence field services for the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System under the terms of a $175 million contract.

The AF DCGS is the Air Force’s primary weapon system for managing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data collected from sensors mounted on various platforms. Airmen assigned to the AF DCGS harness data gathered by platforms such as the U-2, RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper to produce actionable intelligence.

Work on the contract will support the different intelligence applications used in collecting and correlating data under the DCGS-Signals Intelligence Field Support program, Raytheon said Thursday.

RI&S will offer mission domain knowledge to help create a mission plan for an airborne sensor, facilitate the receiving and processing of data and produce, store and enhance intelligence reports.

Contract work will be carried out for five years.

RI&S is one of four businesses comprising Raytheon Technologies. The business unit specializes in developing advanced sensors, training and cyber and software solutions. It caters to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 46 countries around the world.

Other contract engagements by Raytheon include a $228 million follow-on contract that provides for the continued development of a GPS ground system. The company is also involved in a NASA study contract focused on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GEO-XO program.