Raytheon wins South Pole work

Raytheon Co. won a $546 million follow-on contract from the National Science Foundation to continue providing science, operations and maintenance support for the organization's U.S. Antarctic Program, the company said today.

The U.S. Antarctic Program is the national program for scientific research and geopolitical presence in Antarctica, the world's southernmost continent. The contract extension brings the total value of the award to nearly $1.2 billion and lengthens the program's duration another five years from April 1, 2005 to March 21, 2010. The initial award was made in April 2000.

Under the contract, Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC of Reston, Va., will provide labor, materials, facilities and equipment for the program. The work is performed in Antarctica, South America, New Zealand and the United States.

Raytheon Technical Services Co. specializes in product and systems support, customized reengineering and on-site engineering solutions for defense, federal and commercial clients worldwide.

Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide and had 2003 revenue of $18.1 billion. The company is No. 7 on Washington Technology's 2004 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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