Raytheon Selected to Support Coast Guard's Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System Network

RESTON, Va., Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN - news) has been selected to provide the U.S. Coast Guard with engineering, technical, maintenance and support services for the National Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS) under a $49.2 million, 10-year contract designed to support the federal land-based radio navigation network. This is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, which includes a one-year base period and nine one-year options.

Under the contract, Raytheon Technical Services Company will provide contractor maintenance services for all installed equipment and support systems for the NDGPS network including call center services, and installation, de-installation and modification of equipment at up to 81 sites nationwide including Alaska. The program office will be located in Norfolk, Va. Tasks under the contract options may include site construction, site conversion, site activation and depot-level repairs.

"This Coast Guard program will allow Raytheon to leverage its nationwide installation workforce in support of government customers," said Bryan Even, president of Raytheon Technical Services Company. "We are pleased to be selected as a qualified vendor of high quality services for the Coast Guard's NDGPS contract."

NDGPS provides land-based surface radio navigation assistance throughout the United States. Through a congressionally mandated memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Air Force and Army, as well as the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, the Coast Guard was given responsibility to establish, operate and support the nationwide network.

Raytheon Technical Services Company, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, provides technical, scientific and professional services for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in management, operation and maintenance of customer facilities, equipment and systems; logistics and life-cycle support; overhaul and repair depot operations; engineering, logistics and personnel support; space and earth sciences; test and training range support; and privatization of government services.

With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.

     Bob Valentine

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