Raytheon Expanding in Colorado

Raytheon Expanding in Colorado
The entrance to NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain facility in Colorado. U.S. Air Force photo.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – September 3, 2015 (UPI) — Raytheon reports it is expanding its presence in Colorado Springs, Colo., following the signing a multi-year contract to support operations of NORAD.

Staff recruiting events are being held – as many as 700 employees will be hired by the end of next year — and additional office space is being built.

The company has also formed a partnership with the Colorado Springs-based Space Foundation for educational programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

“We are focused on expanding our support to the Air Force in Colorado Springs, investing in our employees and enhancing the local community,” said Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract signed is worth $700 million. Under it, Raytheon will provide around-the-clock support to Air Force warning and attack assessment systems for air, missile and space threats.

The services will be provided at NORAD’s nearby Cheyenne Mountain Complex.

NORAD is the acronym for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a U.S.-Canadian organization for the defense of air space.

The NORAD Integrated Space Support Contract was initially awarded to Raytheon in April but its signing was delayed by protests from Lockheed Martin, which had the contract since 2000. The U.S. Government Accountability Office dismissed the protests late last month.


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