Raytheon Awarded $25M to Support Global Hawk UAV Ground Operations at Domestic and International Bases

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will provide support to the ground station elements of the reconnaissance RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system as part of a $24.7 million one-year subcontract.

Raytheon will provide mission control, launch and recovery support services to 10 Global Hawk ground stations.

Locations will include 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 director with Raytheon’s 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.”

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