I am very familiar with Raytheon being the employer/provider of the support staff for NSF run bases/camps in Antarctica, although I did not realize it has been only since 2000. However, at the same time I have much longer known them for what most people think of them as, which is a defense contract company. I always think it is funny that a company that builds and sells things like missiles is the same company that handles the support staff for scientific research research in Antarctica, where military activity is banned (military personnel and equipment can be used to scientific research or other peaceful purposes).
The new contract is a $157 million one that extends Raytheon Polar Services support staff role through March 31, 2012.
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