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Global partnerships build bridges as they build strength

The United Arab Emirates' Al-Fursan (The Knights) aerobatic team performs during the 2013 Dubai Airshow.

Raytheon is bringing its global view to the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

The company will feature some its latest technologies and innovations at the event, as it marks 30 years of partnership with the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Airshow is also the perfect occasion to highlight the company's global partnerships, which feed innovation and help make the world a safer place.

One example: Raytheon and Abu Dhabi Ship Building, the UAE Navy's prime provider of maritime logistics support. The companies have worked together for more than a decade. As the mega-shipbuilder cuts steel on new vessels, Raytheon engineers work closely with the local team to install the launcher and weapons system.

Raytheon's worldwide network of 3,800 international suppliers and partners, built over the decades through teaming, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, includes more than 50 years of Raytheon's presence in the Gulf region; more than 60 years in Japan; and legacies of more than 100 years in Europe. International sales represented 31 percent of Raytheon's business around the world in 2016.

"We are committed to listening to our customers and understanding their requirements, which leads to the development of innovative partnerships," said John Harris, Raytheon's vice president of business development and CEO of Raytheon International Inc. "Fostering industrial collaboration results in economic growth while advancing the art of the possible to make our world a safer place."

Among Raytheon's other international partnerships:

Raytheon is celebrating 30 years in the UAE. Its partnership with Abu Dhabi Ship Building illustrates how successful such relationships can be. As the only shipbuilder in the UAE, Abu Dhabi Ship Building is a significant economic entity in the region. Both companies acknowledge the partnership is about much more than selling weapon systems and building ships—it’s about protecting the UAE Navy.

“In the next 10 years, we’ll continue to expand our cooperation to ensure the UAE Navy is equipped and ready for whatever challenges emerge," said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc.

Last Updated: 11/12/2017

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