Estonia defence minister and Raytheon International CEO discuss industry collaboration at roundtable
Raytheon announced as Estonian Defence Industry Association's newest international member
TALLINN, Estonia (Oct. 18, 2016) -- The Estonian Defence Industry Association recognized the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) as its newest international member during an EDIA breakfast roundtable that featured the Estonian Minister of Defence Hannes Hanso and John Harris, CEO, Raytheon International, Inc., discussing the importance of transatlantic security cooperation and industry collaboration.
Minister Hanso welcomed Raytheon to EDIA: "Raytheon becoming a member of the EDIA is a milestone in industry collaboration and is a testament to the strong and enduring relationship between Estonia and the United States. I am positive this will lead to many success stories of advancing future technologies and capabilities for tomorrow's world."
"Today's roundtable discussion with Minister Hanso and Estonia's defense industry leaders speaks to dynamics that can grow and harness transatlantic partnerships," said Harris. "Raytheon's EDIA membership will allow us to further our global relationships in Estonia and explore new opportunities to collaborate with Estonian companies."
In 2015, Raytheon entered into an arrangement with the Estonian government to explore long-term collaboration opportunities in cybersecurity. This EDIA membership will further that exploration as Raytheon becomes the association's sixth international member.
Estonian Defence Industry Association (EDIA) was founded in 2009 and represents all the main defence and security industry related enterprises in Estonia. The association supports the Estonian Defence and Security Industry Cluster, founded in 2012, and its aim to become a center of competence in research and development and export in the field. Their vision is to create synergy through the co-operation of national and international capital in order to strengthen the Estonian defence industry and its export.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
/Oct. 18, 2016 -- PRNewswire/