|Raytheon Delivers First Production SeaVue XMC Radar|
PARIS, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the first of three SeaVue expanded mission capability radars to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Raytheon delivered the first production radar in the record time of just six months. This radar will be installed on U.S. Customs and Border Protection's second Guardian unmanned aircraft system, a maritime variant of the Predator B. Raytheon will deliver two additional SeaVue radars to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for installation on the P-3 aircraft.
"SeaVue XMC reduces operator workload and improves overall mission efficiency," said Tim Carey, vice president, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "This proven radar is saving customers time and money, and increasing mission success around the world."
Raytheon offers versatile airborne surveillance radars, such as the SeaVue XMC, that can be used for commercial and military applications, including customs and drug enforcement, border surveillance, exclusive economic zone monitoring, anti-piracy, illegal traffic monitoring, oil spill detection, and search and rescue.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 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 89 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 72,000 people worldwide.
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