Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Missile Component Testing Dispute

The United States Department of the Army and Raytheon Company agreed to settle a dispute over testing on a component used in the Patriot Missile. The Army’s Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) alleged that Raytheon provided the Army’s Aviation and Missile Command with a component part – an internal thread ring – that did not meet all the contractual testing requirements for structural and mechanical properties of the component. The thread rings were manufactured from about 1999 through 2002. The government did not identify any performance or field failures connected to the thread rings in the Patriot Missile and claimed no deficiencies in the missile’s performance. As part of the settlement, Raytheon paid the government $212,915.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Raytheon Company $212,915
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/28/2009

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database