Raytheon to continue work on Air Force's DCGS

Air Force DCGS

DCGS is the Air Force's primary ISR analysis tool.

Raytheon will continue to support the Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System, as a result of a new $393 million contract originally announced at the end of September by the Defense Department. 

The DCGS is the Air Force’s primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance analysis tool collecting a vast set of ISR data from unmanned and manned ISR aerial platforms. These include the U-2 Dragon Lady, MC-12, RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft, MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft and the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.  

Raytheon will continue to sustain, maintain and ensure operational availability of platforms and legacy systems that provide actionable intelligence under the new contract. 

"This award recognizes Raytheon's strong performance in delivering mission support solutions and significant cost savings," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). "We clearly understand the importance and our responsibility to sustain and maintain this critical capability for our armed forces." 

"Raytheon's product-agnostic approach to sustainment and maintenance led to significant cost savings for the Air Force over the last decade," said Todd Probert, vice president at Raytheon IIS' Mission Support and Modernization. "In times of budgetary constraints, Raytheon is especially focused on working with our customers to identify the most efficient solutions while leveraging our deep expertise to provide assured mission performance for the warfighter."

The contract was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, which supports the 25th Air Force under the Air Force’s Air Combat Command. 

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Mark Pomerleau is a former editorial fellow with GCN and Defense Systems.

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