Qatar Pays $36 Million to Update Its Early Warning Radar

WASHINGTON, (BM) – Raytheon has been awarded a $36,250,251, firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8730-17-C-0010 for the Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR), learned

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This modification is for procurement and storage of obsolescent spares in support of QEWR sustainment.

The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $1,094,776,076.

Work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed by August 2023.

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Early warning radar will adds long-range detection to Qatar’s layered Integrated Air and Missile Defense architecture, which includes Patriot systems and an Air Defense Operation Center.

“EWR is a logical addition to the truly layered system the Qataris are building,” said a year ago Bill Marcley, Raytheon’s director of Qatar IAMD Systems.

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A layered defense takes fuller advantage of the specialized abilities of different radars and interceptors. EWR strengthens a defense shield built on the Patriot system because it detects a threat at very long range. That provides extra warning time to alert command centers and cue fire control systems.

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Source: U.S. DoD