Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Tewksbury, Mass., was awarded a $23 million contract extension from the U.S. Army to support a surveillance system deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a July 27 Raytheon press release.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for the Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment (RAID) program, a modular surveillance system that can utilize a number of different optical, radar or communications payloads hosted either on tethered aerostats or atop fixed or mobile towers. For the contract extension, Raytheon will provide mission support and system sustainment, the release said.