General Dynamics, Raytheon awarded U.S. Air Force contract for RGNext joint venture

DULLES, Va. General Dynamics and Raytheon have been awarded the U.S. Air Force’s $1.5 billion, single-award contract to operate, maintain, and sustain launch ranges in a joint venture called Range Generation Next (RGNext).

RGNext is responsible for operations as well as depot-level and organizational maintenance and sustainment for effective launch, testing, and tracking of civil, commercial, DoD, and international spacelift vehicles at Space Coast in Florida and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. RGNext will also support ballistic missile, guided weapon, and aeronautical evaluations and tests.

Raytheon and General Dynamics formed RGNext to fulfill the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Launch and Test Range (LTRS) Integrated Support (LISC) contract, supporting the U.S. Air Force Space Command.

"Together, Raytheon and General Dynamics offer the U.S. Air Force more than 40 years of operations and maintenance experience, along with leadership across information technology domains," said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "In this cost-sensitive environment, LISC will deliver efficiencies and economies of scale that could not be obtained under separate contracts. Our team is eager to play its part in helping the customer ensure safe mission operations."