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Raytheon Gets $10.6M for R&D to Upgrade ATFLIR

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ATFLIR Pod Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems in El Segundo, CA received a $10.6 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-03-C-0364). The modification covers nonrecurring engineering design and development efforts associated with engineering change proposal No. 04270510 (titled “Laser Marker”) for the F/A-18 Advanced Tactical Forward-Looking InfraRed (ATFLIR) pod. DID has covered the ATFLIR reconnaissance & targeting pod, and its effect on the capabilities of F/A-18s using it in Iraq. This appears to be an upgrade aimed at enhancing its weapons targeting capabilities. Work will be performed in El Segundo, CA and is expected to be complete in December 2006. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract. See all ATFLIR-related DID posts.

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