U.S. Air Force taps Raytheon to modernize operations center, improve air and space command and control

HAMPTON, Va. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) in Hampton, Virginia, is hiring system architects, software developers, cyber engineers, IT help desk, and other personnel to help fulfill a new six-year contract valued at up to $375 million from U.S. Air Force Materiel Command officials to sustain and modernize the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS). Raytheon will update existing baseline software and develop and deploy new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations.

U.S. Air Force taps Raytheon to modernize operations center, improve air and space command and control
U.S. Air Force taps Raytheon to modernize operations center, improve air and space command and control

HAMPTON, Va. Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) in Hampton, Virginia, is hiring system architects, software developers, cyber engineers, IT help desk, and other personnel to help fulfill a new six-year contract valued at up to $375 million from U.S. Air Force Materiel Command officials to sustain and modernize the Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS).

Under the contract, Raytheon will update the existing AOC WS baseline software and develop and deploy new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations.

Air and Space Operations Centers provide a strategic capability for the U.S. Air Force. Operators at 22 global locations use the AOC WS for aircraft command and control through all critical Air Force missions. Air Force Materiel Command officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, manage research, development, acquisition, test, and logistics services that keep Air Force weapon systems and warfighters ready for combat.

U.S. Air Force taps Raytheon to modernize operations center, improve air and space command and controlU.S. Air Force taps Raytheon to modernize operations center, improve air and space command and control

Advanced layered sensing, command and control and cyber technologies are anticipated to be important contributors to future Air Force capabilities. Air Force officials are rejuvenating the Strategic Development Planning process to deliver the multi-domain solutions needed to fly, fight and win in 2030 and beyond. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

"Raytheon will use our unmatched cyber, automation, and analytics expertise to modernize the Air Force's weapons system, providing an advantage in everything from security to actionable insight in the digital battlespace," says Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services.

"Raytheon's innovative modernization through sustainment approach incrementally improves systems without interruption to critical missions," says Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon IIS. "In addition, the use of software development best practices, such as Agile and DevOps, speeds up the delivery of these systems to the warfighter."

Raytheon is hiring for the new team based in Hampton, Virginia. Open positions include system architects, software developers, cyber engineers, IT help desk, and more.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Search the Aerospace & Defense Buyer's Guide


The go-to resource for Intelligent Aerospace technology news & information:

Covering key topics
  • Avionics & Electronics in the Cockpit
  • Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) & Other Electronics in the Cabin
  • Satellite and Space, including satellite communications
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Air Traffic Control (ATC) & Airport Infrastructure
  • Engineering Design, Development, and Test
  • Maintenance, repair, and overhaul
  • Rotorcraft, including Helicopters, Tiltrotors & Innovative Vertical Lift Aircraft
  • Software, including Coding, Test, Verification, and More
  • Training & Simulation

  • Across all market segments
  • Commercial aviation
  • Military aviation
  • General aviation
  • Space

  • Subscribe to the free Intelligent Inbox e-newsletter

    Subscribe to receive all the latest aerospace technology news & information, delivered directly to your e-mail inbox twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays). Sign upfor your free subscription to the Intelligent Inbox e-newsletter at http://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/subscribe.html.

    Connect on social media

    Keep pace with aerospace innovation and opportunities via your favorite social media channels. Connect with Intelligent Aerospace on Twitter (@IntelligentAero), LinkedIn,Google+, and Instagram.

    Intelligent Aerospace, the global aerospace technology network, reports on the latest tools, technologies, and trends of vital importance to aerospace professionals throughout the industry and around the globe, including engineers, engineering managers, and other key decision-makers involved in the research & development, design, test, manufacture, maintenance, upgrade and retrofit, management, and acquisition of electronics hardware and software components, tools, and systems for commercial and military fixed-wing, rotor-wing, and unmanned aircraft, air traffic control, airport operations, satellites, and space.

    More in Military