Raytheon wins two Canadian Arctic radar contracts worth $30M

Raytheon Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of the huge American defence contractor, Raytheon Co., has won two contracts worth a total of $30 million from the Canadian Department of National Defence, the company said Dec. 4.

Raytheon Canada Ltd., a subsidiary of the huge American defense contractor, Raytheon Co., has won two contracts worth a total of $30 million from the Canadian Department of National Defence, the company said Dec. 4. The contracts are to test the effect of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, on two over-the-horizon radar sites in the Canadian Arctic, the company said on Dec. 4.

“Should those tests prove successful, Canada may decide to build additional radar sites to monitor its increasingly accessible Arctic waterways,” Raytheon said.

Raytheon is the firm that won a big five-year contract in 2014 to operate and maintain the North Warning System, a string of 47 long- and short-range radar stations that extend from Labrador to Alaska.

Raytheon took that contract away from Nassituq Corp., which is owned by Atco Frontec of Edmonton and a group of Inuit birthright corporations called Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Corporation, or “PAIL.”

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