Raytheon recognizes the 20th anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Program
Providing two decades of CTR support for a safer country and world
DULLES, Va., Dec. 28, 2012
DULLES, Va., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Technical Services Company
LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is recognizing the
anniversary of the Nunn-Lugar Program, also known as the Defense Threat
Reduction Agency's Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program – which Raytheon
has supported almost since its inception. This month, President Obama
participated in a National Defense University Symposium and marked the 20th
anniversary of the program by characterizing the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat
Reduction Program as one ofthe country's most successful national security
The Nunn-Lugar Program -- which is named after its sponsors, Former Senator
Sam Nunn of Georgia and Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana -- establishes the
framework for partners to cooperatively engage to rid the world of weapons of
mass destruction (WMD). In 1991, the CTR Program initially provided U.S.
funding to assist the former Soviet Union's (FSU) four nuclear successor
states in consolidating, safeguarding, relocating and/or eliminating strategic
nuclear weapons and their associated delivery systems. The program has
expanded to include other forms of WMD (chemical, radiological and biological)
and has broadened its geography to include other FSU countries.
"Raytheon began supporting the program in 1994 and has provided services that
included securing CTR facilities; dismantling armaments; preventing
proliferation of weapons technology; and ensuring treaty compliance," said
John Harris, RTSC's president. "Our company is committed to the success of the
CTR mission and recognizes the 20th anniversary as a milestone in creating a
more secure world."
Raytheon has performed CTR-related work for the Defense Threat Reduction
Agency under a number of contracts. The most recent contract was the CTR
Integrating Contract (CTRIC II), a multiple award Indefinite Delivery,
Indefinite Quantity contract, awarded April 27, 2011. During Raytheon's 18
years of support, more than 680 expatriates, continental U.S. and local
national employees have contributed to the overall success of the CTR Program.
Additionally, Raytheon has provided CTR support in 73 recipient nations and
delivered 4,317 shipments of equipment and material to 16 countries, while
accounting for more than 98,000 items of U.S. government property in 490
In 2005, the CTR program moved outside the FSU to address the worldwide threat
of WMD, and continues to expand today into Africa, the Middle East and
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systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
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