RESTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) has been selected to continue support services for the National
Science Foundation's U.S. Antarctic Program. The support contract extension
is for $546 million, bringing the total value of the contract to $1.172
billion and extending the agreement another five years from April 1, 2005 to
March 31, 2010. The initial program was awarded in April 2000.
Under the contract, Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) will
continue to provide science, operations and maintenance support for the U.S.
Antarctic Program, the nation's scientific research program in the Antarctic,
to include all labor, materials, facilities and equipment. Work is performed
in Antarctica, South America, New Zealand and the United States.
The U.S. Antarctic Program is the national program for scientific research
and geopolitical presence in Antarctica, the world's southernmost continent.
This presence includes the conduct of scientific activities in major
disciplines, year-round occupation of the South Pole and two coastal stations,
and logistics, operations, communications, maintenance and construction
services for the program.
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC provides technology solutions for
defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in product
and systems support, customized engineering and on-site engineering solutions.
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader
in defense and government electronics, space, information technology,
technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With
headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.
Note to editors: Additional information
The Antarctic program is funded and managed by the National Science
Foundation (NSF), federal agency that supports research and education in the
sciences and engineering. The NSF organization tasked with this responsibility
is the Office of Polar Programs. By presidential direction, the United States
maintains an active and influential presence in Antarctica designed to support
the range of U.S. Antarctic interests. In addition, U.S. objectives include
protection of the Antarctic environment and conservation of living resources
in the oceans around Antarctica. These environmental responsibilities
influence the course of all USAP activities in Antarctica.
National Science Foundation fact sheets:http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/media/99/fs_usap.htm andhttp://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/media/01/fssigsci.htm
Contact: Kristin Patterson Jones 703.295.2534
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/