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Raytheon Awarded USAF Global Broadcast Services Contract

by Staff Writers
Reston VA (SPX) May 03, 2007
Raytheon has been awarded a $14.5 million contract for the Global Broadcasting Service (GBS) from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic System Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Raytheon will build 59 Army receive suites and 69 Air Force Internet protocol receiver suites that will provide theater commanders the ability to receive theater-specific command and control information in a timely manner.

"GBS is a proven communications tool for the military, providing key technology expertise to the Air Force," said McClellan "Guy" DuBois, vice president in the Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business. "The system provides the warfighter an operational picture in near real-time."

GBS is a high bandwidth data broadcast system designed to carry heavy multimedia files to users worldwide, freeing up local networks from bandwidth intensive files.

The receive suites can efficiently facilitate the availability of information to computer network operators, command centers and field users, expediting the process and share of mission critical information. These systems, which provide classified and unclassified data in a secure manner, are vital to in-theater commanders .

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 $2.6 billion and employs more than 8,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

Raytheon IIS recently achieved a strategic milestone in earning CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Maturity Level 3 accreditation for the full model scope (System Engineering, Software Engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development, and Supplier Sourcing) across its enterprise.

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