L-3 Team Wins Nexrad Contract

 - November 5, 2007, 6:30 AM

The National Weather Service has awarded a team led by L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions a $43 million contract to upgrade Nexrad radar sites. Consisting of 171 weather radars positioned across the U.S. and a handful overseas, the sites collect data on local weather phenomena, which are then used to predict convective activity. The contract includes converting the radars to dual-polarization Doppler capability to enable National Weather Service meteorologists to measure precipitation with better accuracy. As part of the upgrade, L-3 Enterprise IT Solutions will deliver systems engineering, integration, field installation services and program management. Radar system maker Baron Services will design and build the new sites.