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Raytheon Wins Global Hawk Support Contract

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Raytheon Awarded $24.7 Million Global Hawk Ground Station Sustainment Contract

(Source: Raytheon Company; issued June 21, 2011)

PARIS --- Raytheon Company has been awarded a one-year subcontract worth $24.7 million for support services of the ground station elements of the RQ-4 Global Hawk high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system.


Work under this contract will provide field support services to the mission control and launch and recovery elements for 10 Global Hawk ground stations deployed globally and operating at multiple domestic and international locations, including Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.; Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; and Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy.


"The Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system, supported by Raytheon's ground station, has proven its capabilities, with numerous missions to Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya as well as providing detailed high-resolution imagery from the earthquakes in Japan," said David Wilson, a Defense and Civil Mission Solutions director within Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. "As the original developer and producer of the Global Hawk ground station, Raytheon is proud to be a major subcontractor, providing sustainment vital to the success of the Global Hawk system. We are committed to providing continued exceptional performance in support of warfighters."


Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk UAS provides high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance capabilities valuable in military, humanitarian and environmental missions.



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 headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.