|Philippine Coast Guard|
Dulles VA June 2, 2015 - Raytheon Company secured the competitively-awarded second increment of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) maritime border security contract for the Republic of the Philippines. Under the $25 million contract, Raytheon will deliver sensing, command and control, and communications systems along with the training and sustainment services necessary to operationalize maritime border security capabilities.
Specific work planned under the increment II contract includes:
- Installation of a common operating picture platform in the National Coast Watch Control (NCWC) and National Coast Watch Stations in two different Philippine provinces
- Design, installation and testing of electro/optical infrared cameras
- Continued integration of command, control, and communications equipment and infrastructure
- Construction of a training center
- Communications and surveillance upgrades to Philippine Coast Guard vessels
- Sustainment, training, and transition of capabilities to the government of the Philippines
"Under this latest contract award, Raytheon will enable the government of the Philippines to stand up a fully-operational security capability that detects, deters, and prevents threats along its coastal borders," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). "This work continues our strong partnership with the Republic of the Philippines and our direct support of DTRA's efforts to help nations secure their borders and coastlines."
Work under this contract builds on the first increment, a two-year, $19 million Raytheon effort that significantly increased the maritime situational awareness of the Philippines, including the design and construction of the recently opened NCWC. This increment provided the ability to integrate data from various agencies into the NCWC and enabled new sensing and communications capabilities.
"Our approach is based on a deep understanding of security needs that results in tailored solutions with the most appropriate capabilities to protect the sovereign borders of our customers," said Todd Probert, vice president for Mission Support and Modernization at IIS.
Raytheon's work in the Philippines is part of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Integrating Contract (CTRIC II) awarded in April 2011 as a multiple award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Raytheon's global mission operations team has performed similar work supporting DTRA in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.