Raytheon, Abu Dhabi Ship Building celebrate first decade of partnership
2016 will mark 10 years of mutual commitment and cooperation
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems Business and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) are entering the tenth year of a partnership that began in 2006, when the two companies began integrating Rolling Airframe Missiles onto the UAE's Baynunah class of ships.
"Raytheon and Abu Dhabi Ship Building have worked hand-in-hand to ensure the UAE navy is equipped with the world's most advanced ship self-defense capability," said Rick Nelson, Raytheon Missile Systems vice present of Naval Air and Mission Defense. "Our productive relationship continues to underscore a strong mutual commitment to UAE customers, and exemplifies how Raytheon partners globally."
Raytheon teams with ADSB to integrate Rolling Airframe Missiles and launchers, as well as Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles, onto the UAE's Baynunah-class corvettes and other ships.
"Our relationship with Raytheon has grown stronger over time," said Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, Abu Dhabi Ship Building CEO. "We work closely with Raytheon to provide the right products and solutions to support the UAE navy."
About Abu Dhabi Ship Building
Inaugurated in 1996, ADSB initially focused on naval repairs and refits and gradually expanded its expertise to include building sophisticated war ships like the Baynunah 70m Corvette. ADSB now specializes in the construction, repair and refit of Naval, Military and Commercial vessels. The company boasts an impressive portfolio of build and refit projects. Leveraging its highly strategic, centralized location in the Arabian Gulf region, ADSB is rapidly consolidating its position as the leading ship builder and support contractor for all Naval, Military and Commercial operators in the Gulf Cooperation Council.
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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