Raytheon Intelligence & Space will Continue to Support the US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations

Raytheon Intelligence & Space will Continue to Support the US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Operations

ROTHR was initially designed to monitor long-range targets for aircraft and ships but is now the primary tracking device for the Joint Interagency Task Force South's border protection and drug smuggling interdiction. ROTHR alone led to the capture of 26 metric tons of cocaine from drug traffickers attempting to enter US territory in 2020.

FREMONT, CA: Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, has declared the continuation of operating and maintaining the US government's Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract.

ROTHR was originally designed to monitor long-range targets for aircraft and ships, but it is now the primary tracking device for the Joint Interagency Task Force South's border protection and drug smuggling interdiction. ROTHR alone led to the capture of 26 metric tons of cocaine from drug traffickers attempting to enter US territory in 2020.

"Raytheon Technologies' ROTHR systems have supported US Navy operations for over 30 years," stated John DeSimone, vice president of Cybersecurity, Training and Services for RI&S. "We will continue to work closely with the Navy and JIATF South to help protect our national security."

The agreement includes operations and repairs at six ROTHR facilities in Puerto Rico, Texas, and Virginia. Each radar covers an area of more than 2.5 million square miles, leading to exceptionally low operating costs.

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