TEWKSBURY, Mass., and ANKARA, Turkey, April 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ --
Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and HAVELSAN
Inc. have signed a teaming agreement to cooperatively market the GENESIS Ship
Integrated Combat Management System for surface ships of navies worldwide.
GENESIS successfully completed at-sea testing and delivery of the first
system in 2007. The second and third ships were tested and delivered in 2008.
GENESIS was developed for integration, including development; hardware and
software testing; training; and maintenance services onboard eight of the
frigates that are part of the Turkish fleet.
Originally initiated and designed by the Turkish Naval Forces Command for
the modernization of USS OLIVER HAZARD PERRY (FFG 7) class frigates, GENESIS
has been upgraded and implemented by HAVELSAN. Raytheon provided fire control
and electronic warfare system modifications.
"In the context of such projects, the most challenging phase is the first
delivery. With the delivery of the third ship, GENESIS is a tested and proven
solution," said Dr. Faruk A. Yarman, CEO of HAVELSAN.
"Today, the GENESIS-implemented frigates are preferred for critical
missions, such as the participation of the TCG Giresun as part of an
international joint task force fighting increasing piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
With the GENESIS system -- originally developed by the Turkish Navy and
transferred to HAVELSAN after the completion of successful sea trials -- FFG 7
class frigates around the world can significantly improve their combat
intelligence and ability to take action to counter threats."
Raytheon IDS' Charles "Tom" Bush, vice president of Seapower Capability
"The GENESIS solution transforms the FFG 7 combat system, giving it
outstanding capability to meet today's threats by improving sensor
integration, information management, and by reducing reaction times -- all
critical capabilities for a modern, front-line combatant. Together, the
Raytheon-HAVELSAN team has provided a complete and affordable solution to
modernize and optimize the effectiveness of these tough, multi-mission ships
in service in allied fleets around the world."
The cooperation of HAVELSAN and Raytheon in the marketing and
implementation of the GENESIS program targets the FFG 7 fleets around the
world. The GENESIS system guarantees optimization and effectiveness in the
naval combat management. The GENESIS system enhances the ships' situational
awareness and accelerates the defense capabilities, decreasing the
detect-to-engage reaction time by more than half.
HAVELSAN Inc., which is a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation company, is
active in the fields of C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication, Computer,
Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Systems), Naval Combat Systems, Air
Defence Systems, Management Information Systems, Simulation and Training
Systems, Homeland Security Systems and Energy Management Systems. By
internalizing a collaborative business model in the international standards
with its worldwide offices and agencies, HAVELSAN is a high-tech company that
has special experience and unique capabilities in the field of the design,
development, manufacture, test and installation of defense systems both in and
abroad, particularly in the naval combat systems.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities
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 (NYSE: RTN), with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a
technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security
and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of
innovation spanning 87 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.