HARLOW, England, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was selected to supply a radar system to replace legacy equipment at Manchester Airport under an extension to NATS' Radar Site Services (RSS) programme.
The delivery and installation of this system will provide NATS with commonality across its en route surveillance infrastructure and, in this case, provide the same equipment being supplied to other major airports where NATS provides engineering support and systems.
This additional system for Manchester Airport, comprising an ASR-10SS S-Band Primary Surveillance Radar with a Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar, brings to 25 the number of systems that Raytheon UK is delivering at NATS' sites throughout the U.K.
"Raytheon has collaborated closely with us over the past 11 years to ensure our national radar network is performing for the optimum benefit of our customers with a continual programme of upgrading and modernising," said David Hawken, NATS Engineering Service Delivery General Manager. "We look forward to this site being included."
"RSS is a flagship programme for Raytheon UK," said Richard Daniel, Raytheon UK Director, Defence and Programme Leadership. "The extension of the contract further demonstrates Raytheon's ability to deliver turnkey radar solutions worldwide."
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defence, 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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