Teledyne Brown Engineering Joins Raytheon Team in Bid for Army's Integrated Battle Command System
TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 3, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) based in Huntsville, Ala., has joined the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-led team in a bid for the U.S. Army Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).
Teledyne Brown Engineering joins General Dynamics C4 Systems, Davidson Technologies, Inc., and IBM as members of Team IBCS. This world-class team will leverage its combined domain expertise while employing innovative, industrywide best practices to provide the U.S. Army a transformational, affordable and extensible air defense solution for integrated air and missile defense.
"The industry response to Raytheon's IBCS announcement has been phenomenal. The addition of Teledyne Brown Engineering to the team gives us tremendous bench strength as we continue to build an all star team," said Pete Franklin, vice president for National and Theater Security Programs, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "Team IBCS is about partnering with the best in industry to ensure we provide a revolutionary, best-of-breed IBCS capability to the Army by 2011. This is our open business model, which we call OpenAIR™, in action."
The goal of IBCS is to provide an open architecture that enables the warfighter to take advantage of any sensor and any shooter integrated fire control network. The Army's vision is to move toward a network-centric system- of-systems capability for integrating sensors, shooters, and battle management command, control, communications and intelligence systems for Army air and missile defense.
"We are pleased to be a member of the premier team Raytheon has assembled to help the Army achieve its goals," said Jim Link, president, Teledyne Brown Engineering. "Teledyne Brown's core capabilities in modeling and simulation, interoperability, integration and test will help this team meet the challenges of creating an IBCS capability for the defense of our nation."
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
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Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada.
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