The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co.’s San Diego office a contract for multispectral targeting system (MTS) sensor support.

The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract could be worth as much as $9.6 million over five years.

The next step in the award process is for the agency to give Raytheon task orders. An initial task order — awarded Jan. 11, the same day as the contract — is worth $1.3 million.

Under the deal, Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will provide subject matter expertise as a member of a government-led sensor development and demonstration team. Raytheon will provide research, development, fielding and test support, operations, maintenance and as-needed repairs on the government-owned MTS-class sensors. Raytheon is the sole designer, developer and manufacturer of the MTS-class sensor. Work will be performed at El Segundo and San Diego.

The Missile Defense Agency has its headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.