Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced that Boeing (NYSE: BA) will join the Raytheon team to offer a comprehensive C5I™ (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber and Intelligence) solution for the modernization of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) command and control system. Raytheon and Boeing bring extensive expertise in command and control and large systems integration for domestic and international customers.
"Raytheon intends to build on our long and proven history in the successful development and global deployment of command and control systems by providing the best C5I solution to our Royal Saudi Air Force customer," said Bob Delorge, vice president, Raytheon C4I Systems. "Boeing's system of systems and platform experience is a strong complement to our highly capable technologies and proven performance."
"Boeing has enjoyed a partnership with Saudi Arabia for nearly 70 years, so working with Raytheon to modernize the RSAF's command and control capability is important to us," said Paul Geery, vice president, Boeing C3 solutions. "This agreement brings two of the world's leading defense systems providers together to provide a world-class command and control system in support of the RSAF's growing fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, including the F-15SA."
Raytheon would provide a specific and tailored C5I systems approach based on its Command View® Mission Solutions suite of integrated and interoperable command and control capabilities. As the provider of the current RSAF command and control system, including the recent RSAF Air Operations Center, as well as the KSA MOD C4I System, Al Diriyah, Raytheon is uniquely positioned to provide the most comprehensive C5I solution to the Kingdom. Raytheon Command View Mission Solutions, fielded and operational in locations around the world, extend mission effectiveness from strategic operations centers to the tactical edge of the operational environment.
The program pursuit will be led by ThalesRaytheonSystems, a joint venture between Raytheon and Thales, and Raytheon Atheeb Systems Limited (RASL), the Raytheon and Atheeb Group joint venture in Saudi Arabia. RASL solidifies the longstanding partnership between Raytheon and Atheeb, and demonstrates Raytheon's commitment to place significant business into the Kingdom. Together, the companies have successfully managed and executed a number of command and control projects, including Peace Shield, the system currently used by the RSAF.
With uninterrupted operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for nearly 50 years, Raytheon will continue to provide solutions, technology transfer, training and in-country support to the Kingdom and its military services.
Source: Raytheon Corporation (NYSE: RTN)
Date: Feb 24, 2015