June 1, 2009

Raytheon awarded a NASA contract

The U.S. space agency says it has selected the Raytheon Co. of Waltham, Mass., to receive its $29 million Airspace Concept Evaluation System contract.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract is for two years, with three one-year renewal options.

Raytheon, under terms of the contract, will provide research support to the Airspace Systems Program of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for the design of advanced air traffic management concepts and software, as well as development and maintenance for a modeling and simulation tool.

The principal objectives of this research are to enhance, extend and integrate the "¦ high fidelity analyses and scenario development of Next Generation Air Transportation System air traffic management concepts and capabilities, NASA said.

The work will be performed at Raytheon's facility in Marlborough, Mass., at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and under subcontracts in California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Virginia.