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Bechtel-Lockheed Martin Team Awarded Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site Operations and Management Contract

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 25th, 2002 -- The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command has awarded a Bechtel-Lockheed Martin company, Kwajalein Range Services, LLC, a contract for Logistics Support and Integrated Range Engineering Support Services at Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site. Located in the Republic of Marshall Islands, the U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site is designed primarily for ballistic missile defense testing and space surveillance operations. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command is the Army's proponent for Space and Missile Defense and is responsible for the operation of the Reagan Test Site and other facilities located at Kwajalein Atoll.

This award is a cost-plus, cost-term award fee contract with potential duration extending to fifteen years. Kwajalein Range Services will provide technical services for the missile testing and space surveillance missions as well as complete logistics and infrastructure solutions to support the U. S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site community. These logistics services include procurement and supply, power, water, facility and housing maintenance, schools, recreation, retail, post office, telecommunications, and sea and air transportation. Phase-in for the program has started.

"We look forward to supporting the vital missions of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command at Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site," said Bechtel National President Tom Hash. "Kwajalein Range Services combines the program management skills of Bechtel and the technical range expertise of Lockheed Martin."

Added John Freeh, president of Lockheed Martin Systems Management, "We are pleased to serve the US Army on such an important program. The selection of Kwajalein Range Services is positive recognition of our commitment to teamwork and our record of acting in the best interests of our customers."

Kwajalein Range Services, LLC (KRS), is comprised of Bechtel National, Inc., a subsidiary of Bechtel Corporation and Lockheed Martin, the largest U.S. defense contractor. The Kwajalein Range Services team will also include major subcontractor Chugach Development Corporation who will provide logistics support services and AirScan, a veteran owned company, who will furnish aviation services.

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Bechtel is a global engineering, construction, development, and management organization, with 50,000 employees worldwide. Bechtel National, Inc., the government services arm of Bechtel Corporation, is a major management and operations contractor for multiple federal agency sites with expertise in the nuclear, defense, space, energy and environmental fields. Bechtel National is currently working on 40 active projects worldwide ranging from developing counterterrorism technologies, disposing of weapons of mass destruction, cleaning up radioactive and hazardous waste sites to treating and storing nuclear waste. A current major project includes the design, construction and commissioning of the Waste Treatment Immobilization Plant at the Department of Energy's Hanford site in Washington, which will treat high-level radioactive waste, now stored in underground tanks, threatening the Columbia River. Bechtel National is also a leader in the management and operation of national laboratories and Department of Energy sites including the Nevada Test Site and the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory.

Jeanine Zeitvogel, 856/810-5130
Bechtel: Valerie Kazanjian, 415/768-3340

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