Raytheon Co. has been awarded an additional $59 M to its Global Broadcast Service (GBS) contract by the US Air Force's Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, MA, extending services through December 2005. Raytheon will perform the work at various customer sites with management and administrative support out of its Reston, VA, facility. Raytheon work on the contract will focus on engineering, production, logistics and operational support to upgrade the existing Air Force GBS satellite communications, deployed worldwide, to all of the US military services. The system, operational after the events of September 11, 2001, provides high capacity broadcast products including audio, video, files and Web services.