AÂ RaytheonÂ business unit has been selected to help Canada operate and maintain a warning system for air surveillance and air defense operations in the countryâ€™s northern region.
Raytheon Canada Ltd. will work to help Canada achieve Inuit Benefits of at least 13 percent of the firm-fixed price portion of the contractâ€™s value and save $13.8 million per year, Canada’s public works and government services departmentÂ said Friday.
The company will also provide a minimum of 20 percent of the contractorâ€™s employeesâ€™ wage to Inuit beneficiaries under the Comprehensive Land Claims agreement.
Rob Nicholson, minister of national defense, said the government intends for the North Warning System to protect Canadaâ€™s air space over the northern region in collaboration with the U.S. and allies.
The system consists of unmanned long- and short-range radar stations from Alaska to Labrador.
Work will occur over five years and was scheduled to start Tuesday, Canada said.