Raytheon to provide receiver terminals for the military Global Broadcast Service under terms of $11.4 million contract

HANSCOM AFB, Mass., 28 May 2010. Military communications experts at the Raytheon Co. Intelligence and Information Systems segment in Garland, Texas, are providing the U.S. Air Force with AN/TSR-8 and AN/TSR-9 Transportable Ground Receive Suite (TGRS) terminals under terms of an $11.4 million contract announced Thursday.

May 28th, 2010
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HANSCOM AFB, Mass., 28 May 2010.Military communications experts at the Raytheon Co. Intelligence and Information Systems segment in Garland, Texas, are providing the U.S. Air Force with AN/TSR-8 and AN/TSR-9 Transportable Ground Receive Suite (TGRS) terminals under terms of an $11.4 million contract announced Thursday.

The TGRS consists of a next generation receive terminal (NGRT) antenna, receive broadcast manager and cryptographic equipment, which packs into three or four mobile transit cases. This equipment delivering data to users from the military Global Broadcast Service (GBS).

The GBS brings worldwide Internet Protocol broadcast of video, imagery and other data to the edge of the Global Information Grid in support of U.S. forces and government agencies. The TGRS is available in two configurations that support reception of classified and unclassified broadcasts.

The GBS augments government communications systems to deliver large volumes of information to disadvantaged users with limited or no data access. This service gives users access to broadcast mission-essential data over military and commercial satellites.

Awarding the contract are officials of the Air Force 653rd Electronic Systems Wing at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. For more information contact Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems online at www.raytheon.com.

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