Raytheon ready for takeoff at Farnborough International Airshow
- Will showcase advanced weapons, missile defense technology
Precision weapons, advanced gunfire detectors, tiny jammers and a bus-size radar that tracks missiles as they hurtle through space will all be part of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) technology showcase at the July 14-20 Farnborough International Airshow in England.
A global defense and technology company having done business in 80 countries – and leading the defense sector in international sales, Raytheon experts will meet during the Farnborough event with numerous customers and brief some of the world's media on innovations in its missiles, radars and other product lines.
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"Developing a common understanding of the complexity of the security challenges in today's global environment is the first step toward building a strong customer relationship," said Thomas A. Kennedy, CEO, Raytheon Company. "The Farnborough International Airshow has historically provided us with an ideal opportunity to showcase our technology and product portfolio to customers from around the world. Defining the right mix of cost-effective solutions to support our customers' needs drives solid business partnership and shared success."
Raytheon equipment on display will include avionics and weapons, and with recent major contract awards such as the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar, and the Navy's Next Generation Jammer, the company will showcase its technology prowess at the airshow. Among Raytheon's featured items at the airshow:
- The Modern Man Station for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Visitors to Raytheon's pavilion will be able to try out the station's color, touch-screen display used to identify and display airborne objects, track potential threats and engage hostile targets;
- The AN/TPY-2 defense radar, a mobile, bus-size, X-band radar designed to help protect the U.S. and its allies from thousands of ballistic missiles believed to be outside the control of the United States, NATO, China or Russia. The ultra-sensitive system can even detect missiles as they ascend, giving defense systems crucial time and space to block the attack;
- Raytheon's Advanced Combat Radar, chosen last year by South Korea for its fleet of KF-16 C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft.
- Advances in Raytheon weapons for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, which will make its Farnborough debut this year;
- The Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer, or MALD-J, a lightweight, air-launched craft that jams the radar of enemy air defenses and can duplicate the flight profile and radar signatures of allied aircraft;
- Upgrades to the Tomahawk Cruise Missile that will allow it to hunt down moving targets on its own;
- The Boomerang Shooter Detection System, recently chosen to protect U.S. utility sites following a sniper attack on an electrical substation in Silicon Valley last year. The company has also developed an airborne version that can hear gunfire over the sound of helicopter blades;
The company is also bringing command, control, communications, computers and Intelligence (C4I) products. Raytheon currently provides 60 international customers with products that help commanders detect and diffuse complex threats.
During its trade days, the airshow draws tens of thousands of industry experts, government officials and aviation and defense enthusiasts to the TAG Farnborough Airport southwest of London. "Farnborough is a fantastic opportunity for us to link up with our customers, to meet new customers, and to build upon our strong heritage of doing business internationally," said John D. Harris II, CEO, Raytheon International Inc. and vice president for Raytheon's business development.
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Source : Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)