Business

November 9, 2012

Raytheon awarded $11.5 million to upgrade U.S. Air Force weather data analysis system

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon an $11.5 million contract to enhance the Weather Data Analysis system.

The modernized system is expected to deliver significant efficiencies and improve weather forecast analysis capabilities, enabling warfighters to make critical mission decisions.

“Enhancing WDA will deliver advanced capabilities to the Air Force, enabling the Air Force Weather Agency to process and disseminate data from next generation meteorological satellites more efficiently, significantly reducing sustainment costs,” said James Olson, director of Space and Environmental Mission Solutions for Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business.

The contract will upgrade the current meteorological satellite capability and legacy systems at AFWA, improving the agency’s analysis capabilities. Modernizing the system with new hardware and open source database and application servers will expand the weather center’s shared data environment, allowing the agency to maximize and distribute data collected by next generation weather satellites, including Suomi NPP and JPSS-1 and 2.

WDA is central to AFWA’s global system architecture and is a major weather data and product contributor to the Air Force Weather enterprise. Enhancements delivered under Increment 4, Build B will provide a net-centric infrastructure capable of assimilating global sources of weather data to produce real-time information to war fighters. Through greater interoperability with command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems, war fighters will gain access to critical environmental and situational awareness intelligence, enhancing their competitive advantage in the battlespace.

In March 2003, under contract to the U.S. Air Force, Raytheon developed the initial WDA capabilities on the Increment 2 program. Subsequently, Raytheon completed Increment 3 and Increment 4, Build A to expand the system’s capabilities. With the latest contract, Raytheon will leverage 40 years of expertise and proven performance in collecting, analyzing and delivering critical, actionable weather information to support mission success.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

U.S. Navy to test, evaluate Lockheed Martin industrial exoskeletons

Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The FORTIS exoskeleton is an unpowered, lightweight exoskeleton that increases an operator’s...
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki

Northrop Grumman, Navy integrate manned, unmanned flight ops

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqiOzO8yV4A&feature=youtu.be Northrop Grumman photograph by Alan Radecki The U.S. Navy’s unmanned X-47B conducts flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (C...
 
 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Northrop Grumman to modernize Black Hawk cockpit for U.S. Army

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army’s UH 60L Black Hawk helicopters....
 

 
Northrop Grumman photograph

Northrop Grumman delivers antennas for Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation mission

Northrop Grumman photograph Northrop Grumman’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission antenna unit in deployed state.   CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Thirteen lightweight antennas that self-deploy in 200 milliseconds have been del...
 
 
worldview

New Eye in the Sky: WorldView-3 will provide improved commercial satellite imagery

Photograph by Peter W. Merlin   DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 is expected to provide commercial customers with satellite imagery at resolutions previously available only to U.S. government agencies. The latest in a growing ...
 
 

Global Hawk reaches new milestone, expands operational area

The U.S. Air Force’s RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. Built by Northrop Grumman, Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. The 69th...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>