Made in Britain, Exported Worldwide
Raytheon UK is one of Britain’s most well-established aerospace and defence companies with a heritage dating back more than 100 years.
A wholly-owned British subsidiary of the U.S. based Raytheon Company, today Raytheon UK continues to provide cutting-edge technologies in mission systems integration within defence, national security and commercial markets in the UK and worldwide. It is a crucial and major supplier to the Ministry of Defence and works with other government departments to provide pioneering solutions for the fast-moving operational requirements of the UK Armed Forces and other national security organisations – helping to make the world a safer place.
Raytheon has invested millions of pounds in the UK economy and employed hundreds of scientists, engineers and other highly-skilled staff at its England-based facilities in Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and Waddington; its Scottish manufacturing centres at Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy; and, its Welsh base at Broughton.
More than 1,600 staff are spread across these engineering, manufacturing and systems integration operations. Investing in people and innovation is a key element of Raytheon UK’s strategy with the company’s well-regarded graduate and apprenticeship programmes enabling it to play a key role in the long-term health of British industry.
Raytheon in the UK is a considerable contributor to economic prosperity through the creation of jobs and its significant investment in technology and innovation. Raytheon’s contribution to UK GDP in 2015* was more than £700 million, with the company’s regional investments helping Britain grow. The company’s investments in infrastructure, skills, science and technology with partners, as well as at its facilities in Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Manchester and Harlow, help develop the national workforce.
Raytheon UK exports a wide range of technologies which enhance the operational performance of its global customers. In the coming years, as the UK experiences changes to its trading relationships around the world, it is critical to the future security and prosperity of the UK that close working relationships with key allies are maintained. This will involve working together on development programmes that enhance the UK’s economic prosperity while also delivering competitive advantage and operational efficiencies to customers globally.