Raytheon awarded contract to repair aircraft infrared systems

June 7 (UPI) — Raytheon was awarded a contract from the Defense Department for repair services in support of MV-22 Ospreys and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopters.

The contract, awarded by Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support and announced on Wednesday, is valued at more than $8.2 million under the terms of a firm-fixed-price delivery order and enables Raytheon to provide for the repair of forward-looking infrared radiometer systems on the MV-22 and CH-53 aircrafts, the Pentagon said.

The forward-looking infrared radiometer system is a thermographic camera used for infrared and thermal imaging.

On the MV-22 and CH-53 aircraft, the forward-looking infrared radiometer system is used to help pilots navigate in inclement weather conditions or during night operations as the system detects heat sources on the ground in order to formulate a image for pilots to view during flight.

Work on the contract will occur in Texas and Florida. The period of performance is expected to be complete in June 2020.

The total cumulative value of the contract will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award.

The obligated funds allocated from Navy fiscal 2018 working capital accounts will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year in September, the Pentagon said.