Raytheon Wins $82.1M to Support CTR in Russia
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) received a task order with a potential value of $82.1 million from the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency, a.k.a. Nunn-Lugar. The task order is for assistance under the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program.
The U.S. Department of Defense provides equipment, services, and technical advice under CTR to Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The aims are to assist them in eliminating (or in the case of Russia, reducing) the weapons of mass destruction remaining from the Soviet era, prevent proliferation, foster military cooperation, and dismantle the associated infrastructure or transforming portions of it to engage in peaceful civilian activities. The CTR program is implemented by means of a number of subsidiary programs that are focused on meeting these four objectives.
Work on the task order, under DTRA’s IDIQ (indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity) CTR Integrating Contracts (CTRIC) Program, is expected to be completed by July 2011. Through this six-year task order, which has a base year and five one-year options, RTSC will provide comprehensive logistics integration support, including equipment support and services, program support services, infrastructure services, an enterprise information management system, and program management. Work will be performed in former Soviet countries, primarily in the Russian Federation.
RTSC has supported the Department of Defense’s cooperative efforts with countries of the former Soviet Union since 1998, providing the DTRA with:
- Elimination of strategic bombers and air-to-surface missiles in Ukraine;
- Elimination of SS-25 missiles and launchers;
- Assistance in the transportation of nuclear warheads in Russia to safe, secure storage sites;
- Monitoring of an intercontinental ballistic missile final assembly plant in Russia;
- Logistics services to CTR equipment; and
- Transportation of CTR cargo via air and sea to the former Soviet Union.
DID has also covered other DTRA-related contracts; most notably a recent 5-year $255 million contract to SAIC.
Additional Readings & Sources
- Raytheon corporate release (Aug. 8/05)
- DTRA – Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) program.
- U.S. DoD DefenseLink – CTR
- NTI.org – Russia: Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program in Russia
- NTI.org – Russia: The Defense Enterprise Fund
- Matthew Maly (whistleblower named in the above NTI.org article) – D.E.F. and Dumb: The Scandal of Soviet WMDs