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Raytheon Canada Wins Contract for Coastal Surveillance in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba
OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $12 million (Euro 10 million) by the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba (CGNA&A) to build an integrated coastal surveillance radar network on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, including long-term maintenance and training.
The system will enable the precision monitoring of marine traffic in the waters around the Dutch Caribbean. It will be used primarily for search and rescue and drug interdiction, but it will also help combat illegal immigration.
The baseline system consists of eight radar sites equipped with a single command and control center based at the CGNA&A's rescue and coordination center in Curacao. Each site is composed of a Raytheon Canada Marine Small Target Tracker, Terma Scanter 2001 Radar from Terma of Denmark, wireless communications and physical infrastructure. The command and control center will be provided by HITT Traffic of The Netherlands.
"This contract highlights Raytheon's industry leadership in coastal surveillance, advanced signal processing, and small target tracking technology," said Ron Fisher, president and CEO of Raytheon Canada. "We're delighted to team with HITT to create and design this complex system for the coast guard of the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba. Our Waterloo facility has provided strong leadership on this project."
Raytheon's Airspace Management and Homeland Security business area offers a broad range of automation and surveillance systems that are in use today in more than 50 countries around the world. The breadth of Raytheon's systems includes automation, communication, navigation and surveillance. Products are available to both civil and military markets.
Investing in Canada since the 1950s, Raytheon Canada employs 1400 people at multiple sites in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Ontario, serving the aerospace and defense sectors with a broad range of high technology products and services.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
Contact: Corinne Kovalsky (Canada) 613.233.4121 Lynford Morton (U.S.) 703.284.4446
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
CONTACT: Corinne Kovalsky (Canada), +1-613-233-4121, or Lynford Morton
(U.S.), +1-703-284-4446, both of Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/