Raytheon Technology to Boost Morale on U.S. Navy Ships by Broadcasting Super Bowl XLII
Global Broadcasting Service to bring the excitement of football to deployed troops in the Pacific
RESTON, Va., Feb. 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. sailors and Marines aboard ships in the Pacific will be able to experience the thrill of the National Football League's Super Bowl this Sunday while at sea. Troops deployed will feel like they're right at home on game day, thanks to the latest technology developed, maintained and operated by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN).
For more than 10 years, the Raytheon-developed Global Broadcasting Service (GBS) military satellite communications system has provided high-speed, multimedia broadcasts of mission critical information to military and government decision makers. But this weekend, in coordination with the Navy and the American Forces Radio and Television Service, GBS will broadcast Super Bowl XLII to military service men and women stationed away from home who would otherwise not be able to enjoy this celebrated American event.
"We are thrilled that our technology has enabled us to bring our deployed men and women a little closer to home through this broadcast," said Alan Goldey, Raytheon GBS program manager. "Raytheon has developed and sustained the GBS program into what the Air Force has declared to be one of its best managed military satellite communications programs."
Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. Raytheon IIS has annual revenues of approximately $2.7 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.
Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
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