Raytheon in the Middle East
Collaborating in the Middle East
With nearly 50 years in the Middle East, Raytheon's steadfast commitment and uninterrupted presence in the region is a testament to the tremendous value we place on being there for our customers.
Our heritage in the Middle East began with a Hawk missile system program award in May 1966 for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and through the years, our base of customers in the Gulf region has grown to include Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and others.
Today, Raytheon has more than 850 employees, including numerous country nationals, across 10 countries in the Middle East. They provide engineering, project management, sales, training and mission support services. Our offerings span defense, security and civil requirements, and include technology development as well as industrial participation opportunities.
The Middle East is one of our most important markets, with countries demanding integrated fighter aircraft systems, air and missile defense solutions, C5I (command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence) systems and critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity solutions.
Beyond our business commitments, we also share greater goals with Gulf countries. We are especially dedicated to educational programs that foster regional innovation, workforce diversity and economic growth.
These programs include Raytheon's MathAlive! interactive exhibit, which began a five-year Gulf region journey in November 2013 in the UAE and has since toured Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. More than 200,000 visitors have experienced its 40 engaging modules, which are tailored to the Middle East and presented in both Modern Arabic and English.