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Raytheon Awarded $78 Million Contract For Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR) Logistic Support

Raytheon Co., Woburn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a $78,109,766, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable modification to contract for contractor logistic help. This contract modification is for contractor logistic help for the Qatar Early Warning Radar for a interval of 5 years. Work can be carried out in Woburn, Massachusetts; and Doha, Qatar, and is anticipated to be accomplished Dec. 31, 2026. U.S. Air Power Life Cycle Administration, Hanscom Air Power Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting exercise.

Raytheon had gained a $1.06 billion deal to offer an early warning radar (EWR) to Doha in February 2017. The procurement of an air defence system is anticipated to supply a everlasting defensive functionality to the Qatar Peninsula, and improve safety of the nation’s well-being and financial infrastructure. The EWR is designed to function 24 hours a day with only a few operators and maintainers. A layered protection takes fuller benefit of the specialised talents of various radars and interceptors.


The AN/FPS-132 Block 5 radar varieties the spine of QEWR, to offer long-range detection for the nationwide layered Built-in Air and Missile Protection framework which incorporates Patriot techniques and an Air Protection Operation Middle for C2. The A/N FPS-132 is a solid-state, phased-array long-range radar designed to offer detection, assault warning, and assault evaluation of sea-launched ballistic missiles and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).

Able to working within the extremely excessive frequency (UHF) band, the radar can even help house surveillance community (SSN) by providing radar surveillance and monitoring knowledge on newly-launched and orbiting house objects. The Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR) will present additional warning time to alert command facilities and cue fireplace management techniques. As well as, the system will assist strengthen Qatar’s capacity to defeat present and future threats within the area and cut back dependence on the US forces.

Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR)
Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR) offers early detection and exact monitoring of incoming ballistic missiles, in addition to fast, correct discrimination of risk versus non-threat objects.

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