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Raytheon to display Patriot, Hawk XXI missiles


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NEW DELHI (BNS): Global technology leader, Raytheon, which offers a variety of products and services and capable of meeting India's military and commercial needs will be there in full strength at the Aero India trade show beginning in Bangalore from February 11.

Walter Doran, president for Raytheon Asia, said that India was a very important market for the company. “We're pleased to participate in Aero India and showcase the ways in which we can provide solutions for India's military requirements and enhance our strong business partnership,” Doran said.

Raytheon is displaying a number of products compatible to Indian defence requirement beginning from AESA radar, electronic warfare systems and targeting pod offer technological capabilities that are among the most advanced being considered for India's Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft competition. From towed decoys to an EW suite to advanced radar technology to Raytheon's air-to-air missiles and strike weapons, Raytheon intends to support the Indian Air Force with the best available technology and strong business relationships with members of the Indian industry.

In addition, Raytheon's air-to-air missiles and strike weapons are the most advanced in the world and being considered for India's Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft competition. Products include: AIM-9 "Sidewinder", High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM), Maverick, Joint Stand Off Weapon and Paveway™ laser guided bombs.

With both military and civilian security applications, Raytheon offers solutions for situational and domain awareness. The company's Athena system integrates, merges and displays data from multiple existing systems as a solution for port and border security. Another, RAID, elevates a suite of sensors on a tower or under an aerostat and provides persistent surveillance over a defined area in support of forward deployed forces, or for border and coastal surveillance.

In naval capabilities, Raytheon offers India and other allies the combat management system for current and future ships. Raytheon is also the only US supplier of MK 54 lightweight torpedoes and MK 48 heavyweight torpedoes.

Raytheon is ready to assist the Indian Navy with the training and maintenance requirements for its technology. In 2007, when India acquired the INS 'Jalashwa' from the US Navy, the Indian Navy decided to retain the two Phalanx Close In Weapon Systems already onboard.

In air and missile defence, many countries are considering Raytheon's Patriot, Hawk XXI and SL-AMRAAM systems. Patriot is a long-range, all-altitude, all-weather system. Hawk XXI is highly lethal against low-to-medium altitude systems, and SL-AMRAAM represents the next generation in advanced short-to-medium range air and missile defence systems.

Each system integrates with existing air defence systems and provides protection from threat aircraft, cruise missiles and tactical ballistic missiles. These products and technologies will be featured at the Aero India show.

Raytheon will highlight the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) radar capabilities behind the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon programme. As a member of Boeing's P-8A industry team, Raytheon has offered its AN/APY-10 radar for the P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft contract with India.

At Aero India, Raytheon will feature its global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies – a suite of Raytheon defence technologies that can be tailored to the customer's mission need. Global ISR technologies include the customer's choice of aircraft, sensor, and complete integration of the system.

The need for Global ISR solutions exceeds traditional military mission requirements with growing applications for port and border security, economic exclusion zone surveillance, and environmental, mineral and national resource protection.

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