Raytheon to Upgrade Comm Systems for Nuclear Weapons Controllers

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon Co. has won a $33.4 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to modernize satellite communication systems for nuclear missile launch control sites, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Tuesday.

John Keller writes Raytheon’s Marlborough, Mass.-based integrated defense systems segment will install, maintain and transport upgrade components for the minuteman minimum essential emergency communication network and minuteman MEECN programs.

The MEECN program aims to help the U.S. president communicate with nuclear weapons forces during warfare and control the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, nuclear bombers and Navy nuclear missile submarines, according to the report.

Raytheon will work to upgrade the satellite communications systems of existing Minuteman ICBM launch control facilities in order to provide combat crews with high frequency capabilities and help them shift from several satellite constellations, MAE reports.

Keller writes Raytheon will perform the task at its Marlborough, Mass.-based facility and intends to complete the work in 2016.

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