Raytheon Wins Cobra Dane Radar Systems Contract


Raytheon could look for people with security clearance after being awarded new radar contract

Dulles, Virginia-based Raytheon Technical Services Co. was recently awarded a defense contract from the U.S. Air Force that could reach a value of $65 million, UPI reports.

According to the news provider, the Cobra Dane radar systems contract includes maintenance operations, engineering and logistics support. Those with defense jobs related to such work often need to obtain security clearance prior to securing such positions.

The news source reports that the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency contract began on April 1 and will end in December 2015 if all options become exercised.

"The Cobra Dane radar system is a key platform supporting the Air Force and Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon's operational support and sustainment engineering have been instrumental in meeting the customer's missions," Raytheon Technical Services president John Harris said in a statement.

Large contracts such as these often lead to companies increasing their workforce for defense and intelligence jobs, meaning those who have already taken a lifestyle polygraph and obtained security clearance have an advantage over other applicants.