Tewksbury, Mass.-based Raytheon Co. said Feb. 4 it has been awarded a $58.2 million contract by the U.S. Army Aviation Missile Command to upgrade 124 Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) ground-based interceptors to improve their performance against tactical ballistic and cruise missiles.

The work, to be performed at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Andover, Mass., entails converting the PAC-2 missiles to the so-called Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile, or GEM-T, configuration.