Posted by: | 15th Apr, 2011

NSF gives company Raytheon extended contract for Antarctica


NSF gives company Raytheon extended contract for Antarctica

by Kris Molle

last update: Apr 13, 2011 09:36 PM

From various articles: Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has received a one-year extension to its contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The award will be approximately $157 million. RTSC’s Raytheon Polar Services Company (RPSC) has been under contract to the NSF to support the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) in providing logistics, operations, and maintenance support to sustain year-round research programs at three U.S. stations and two science vessels in the Antarctic since 2000.

RTSC President John D. Harris II said “We are excited to continue working with the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs in support of Antarctic research. I had the opportunity to visit some of the USAP facilities on ‘the Ice’ earlier this year, and I am proud of the accomplishments of our employees in that harsh and challenging environment.”

The RPSC has approximately 350 full-time employees and hires up to another 1,000 seasonal employees to work in Antarctica during the summer and winter seasons for a wide variety of occupations, including heavy equipment operators, mechanics, computer technicians, mountaineers, and many others.

“Our employees are eager and ready to continue to support the NSF research mission in Antarctica, providing the same high level of support we have been committed to for the last 11 years,” said RPSC program manager Sam Feola.


Canadian Business, 8th April 2011

PR NewsWire, 8th April 2011

Business Week, 8th April 2011

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