US: Raytheon and General Dynamics (GD) joint venture has been awarded a contract to support the US Air Force (USAF) Space and Missile Systems Center's launch and test range system (LTRS).
The joint venture, called Range Generation Next (RGNext) is responsible for operations, as well as organisational and depot-level maintenance and sustainment for safe and effective launch, testing, and tracking of Department of Defense, civil, commercial, and international spacelift vehicles. It will also support ballistic missile, guided weapon, and aeronautical tests and evaluations. The USD 1.5 billion, single-award contract has a one-year base period with nine one-year options. According to a spokesperson from the company, Raytheon and General Dynamics formed RGNext to pursue the opportunity, known as the US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's Launch and Test Range System (LTRS) Integrated Support (LISC) contract, supporting the US Air Force Space Command.