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Raytheon Wins $134M Air Force Contract on Communication System Design

Raytheon-logoRaytheon has won a $134.4 million contract to design a communication system for command and control of nuclear-armed bombers for the U.S. Air Force, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Michael Peck writes the company will work on the Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminals Increment I project at its Marlborough, Mass., facility with an expected December 2016 finish date.

According to the Dec. 3 contract from the Defense Department, production, installation and sustainment options will be extend to December 2020.

The Global ASNT Increment I seeks to produce a “secure, survivable” communications tool between the commander and USAF crews during nuclear missions.

Peck writes that Raytheon earlier revealed that Global ANST will utilize EHF and advanced EHF waveforms in order to secure its communication channels.

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