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Dan Johnson: General Dynamics-Raytheon JV to Support USAF Launch Facilities

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson

A joint venture of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will provide operations, maintenance and sustainment support for the U.S. Air Force‘s space launch ranges in Florida and California under a $1.5 billion contract.

Raytheon said Friday Range Generation Next will support spacelift vehicle launches and tracking as well as aeronautical, ballistic missile and guided weapon test and evaluation activities.

Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics’ information technology business, said the team will work to apply processes from previous projects to build up the ranges’ launch functions.

The Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract consolidates existing operations, maintenance, engineering and sustainment work for the whole LTRS in support of the Air Force Space Command.

“Together, Raytheon and General Dynamics offer the U.S. Air Force more than 40 years of operations and maintenance experience, ” said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business.

RGNext will perform contract work at Florida’s Space Coast and California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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