|Raytheon Forms Partnership to Pursue U.S. Air Force Range Integration Contract|
DULLES, Va., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is teaming with General Dynamics, ASRC Aerospace Corporation, ARES Corporation, Schafer Corporation and World Technical Services Incorporated (WTSI) to provide integrated operations support to the U.S. Air Force space community.
As experts in developing and delivering range operations customized engineering solutions and logistics support, Raytheon is bidding on the Air Force's upcoming Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) Integrated Support Contract (LISC). Raytheon has named former NASA astronaut Don McMonagle as program director to lead the LISC team.
"The Air Force launch and test range systems are a critical element of our nation's assurance that we will continue to have access to space. We look forward to leading this exceptionally capable industry team in operating, sustaining and helping our customer evolve these systems to meet the demands of the next decade," said John Harris, RTSC president. "To live within constrained budgets and to be cost competitive in a global space launch market, we must realize the opportunity for efficiency and cost savings in this integrated support contract."
LISC consolidates the existing operations and maintenance effort at the Eastern and Western launch ranges and the engineering and sustainment work at the Space and Missile Center into a single range support contract to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 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.
SOURCE Raytheon Company