Raytheon Adding Up To 700 Jobs in Colorado Springs

Raytheon announced a major expansion of NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado Springs Wednesday.

The major defense contractor says it will add up to 700 employees by the end of 2016. They’ll be needed after Raytheon won a $700 million government contract to provide around the clock warnings for air, missile or space threats.

Lockheed Martin had challenged the awarding of the contract but that protest has been dismissed.

"We are focused on expanding our support to the Air Force in Colorado Springs, investing in our employees and enhancing the local community," Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, said in a statement.