Raytheon has been awarded a $77 million contract to upgrade weather data systems and information display technologies for the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the NextGen Weather Processor platform.
Under the contract, Raytheon will equip the backend program used for weather prediction with advanced processing and 4D modeling capabilities for use by aviation professionals in the National Airspace System, the Massachusetts-based company said Thursday.
“Increasing the predictability window by eight hours will allow air traffic specialists to better manage flights and make the most efficient decisions to support the traveling public and business operations,” said Michael Espinola, managing director for Raytheon“™s air traffic systems.
“Improving the quality and accuracy of aviation weather data products will significantly improve the efficiency and safety for all stakeholders within the system,” he added.
Raytheon also develops weather processing equipment for the Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.