OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a five year contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada for operations and maintenance of the North Warning System (NWS). The contract also includes two options totaling an additional five years.
Raytheon Canada Limited is contracted to provide operations and maintenance for the NWS and assume full care, custody and control of the NWS and its components. This includes forty-seven radar sites, five logistics support sites, a monitoring and control centre and a radar depot. RCL will be maintaining the sites to ensure continuous radar surveillance over northern Canada in support of the defence of North American and Canadian sovereignty. Raytheon Canada Limited partnered with Canadian Base Operations, Inc., in bidding for the contract.
"Providing the best solution at the best value, as well as our Inuit Benefit offering were key discriminators in our win," said Pierre LeBlanc, NWS program manager Raytheon Canada Limited. "RCL brings training as a core competency to develop a high technology work force in the north."
Raytheon Canada Limited is committed to not only achieve the contractual Inuit Benefits, but has set goals beyond mandatory requirements. Raytheon has previous experience in the Arctic and Antarctic environment and is dedicated to supporting this important NWS endeavour.
About North Warning System
The North Warning System is a joint Canadian and United States radar system covering the north from Labrador to the Yukon. The NWS detects airborne threats across North America's polar region, providing a command and control capability to the Canadian Air Defence Sector of the North American Aerospace Defence Command.
About Raytheon Canada Limited
Raytheon Canada Limited (RCL) is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. RCL is a leader in high technology solutions, engineering services, surveillance and navigation systems including air traffic control radars, highway traffic management systems, maritime surveillance radars and systems, and precision optics.
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at http://www.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
SOURCE: Raytheon Canada Limited
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