Toward the next 30 years

Raytheon at IDEX: Showcasing innovations, marking three decades of partnership

 International Defence Exhibition and Conference

The International Defence Exhibition and Conference, held every two years at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, demonstrates the latest in defence technologies. (Photo: ADNEC)

Raytheon Company will feature its advanced capabilities in air and missile defense, border security, and land and naval systems among a wide range of innovative solutions for Gulf region customers attending International Defense Exhibition 2017, or IDEX, February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Among the Raytheon products and capabilities being showcased at IDEX are:

  • Patriot AESA 360
  • Command View® Mission Solutions
  • National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System and Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile Extended Range
  • Evolved SeaSparrow Missile
  • Rolling Airframe Missile
  • TALON Laser Guided Rocket
  • Digital fire control solutions
  • Integrated border security
  • Tank systems modernization.

30 years of building partnership in UAE

While at IDEX, Raytheon will also highlight three decades of partnership with the United Arab Emirates.

“Over the last 30 years, Raytheon and the UAE have built a close and enduring relationship supporting the Emirates’ civil defense infrastructure, security, local manufacturing and training on a number of strategic fronts,” said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc. in the UAE.

Raytheon’s partnerships in the UAE help meet Emirates national security requirements and safeguard its people. Key local industry partners include:

  • Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB)
  • NIMR Automotive
  • Emirates Defense Industries Company
  • Tawazun

"Raytheon has expanded its UAE customers from one to nine, and have diversified our partnerships in line with the country’s economic aspirations and development roadmaps, such as the Abu Dhabi Vision 2030,” said Davis.

Raytheon has also expanded its offerings in the Emirates and the Gulf region to include cybersecurity technology and support – a vitally important focus highlighted at the 2015 UAE Security Forum. The event was sponsored by the company in partnership with the Arab Gulf States Institute and the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority.

That same year, Raytheon launched its Cyber Academy program in the UAE, conducting cyber skills workshops for Emirati students at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.

Supporting the UAE's knowledge economy

As part of its efforts to support the country’s growing knowledge economy, Raytheon launched its MathAlive! Gulf region tour in the UAE in 2013; it is still underway today. The exhibit's Emirates debut comprised of three stops–Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah–made possible by partnering with five local educational and cultural institutions: Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, Higher Colleges of Technology, Sharjah Science Museum, Khalifa University and RAK Colleges.

The MathAlive! interactive exhibit is culturally customized for the region and demonstrates the relationship between STEM and the life activities that children enjoy. Recently opened in Oman, it has made 10 stops in four Gulf countries–UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar–and has been experienced by approximately 300,000 visitors. In recognition of Raytheon’s 30th anniversary in the Emirates, and in this their Year of Giving, planning is underway for MathAlive!’s return to the UAE in the fall of 2017 with a Dubai debut; further details to be announced later.

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Published On: 02/14/2017
Last Updated: 03/05/2018