DOD Contract News Release Number: No. 100-97 March 3, 1997

Raytheon Systems Development Co., Marlborough, Mass., is being awarded a $44,326,781 cost plus award fee contract to provide for acquisition of the National Air and Space (Warfare) Model (NASM). NASM is a computerized, distributed simulation system that provides an air and space model to be utilized for battlestaff training, education, and readiness. It will allow participants at numerous sites to simultaneously participate in real time exercises. Contract is expected to be completed January 2005. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. There were four proposals received. Solicitation began June 1996; negotiations were completed January 1997. Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom AFB, Mass., is the contracting activity (F19628-97/C-0016).