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A missile warning radar system for the north of Canada is to be operated and maintained by Raytheon Canada Limited.

The contract for the North Warning System was issued by Public Works and Government Services Canada, a department of the government of Canada. It is for five years with two options for an additional five years.

The radar system is a joint Canadian and United States radar system that covers areas Labrador to the Yukon, including North American polar regions and which provides a command-and-control capability to the Canadian Air Defense Sector of the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

Raytheon Canada said that under the contract it will assume full care, custody and control of the missile warning system and all its components, including 47 radar sites, five logistics sites, a monitoring and control center and a radar depot.