McKINNEY – A recent international contract brings Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) awards for uncooled thermal systems for allied countries to more than $75 million over the last 12 months. Under the contracts, Raytheon will deliver PhantomIRxr® bioculars, thermal weapon sights and driver's vision enhancer (DVE) systems.
"Raytheon's uncooled thermal systems give forces a clear advantage: Operating in complete darkness enables the warfighter to use the system in any battlefield condition, increasing survivability and lethality across multiple missions," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "Our customers expect us to be a long-term partner. We are committed to providing maintenance and spare parts for the next decade and beyond."
The company's uncooled advanced thermal detector technology enables forces to detect, recognize and positively identify threats, with rugged and extremely light PhantomIRxr bioculars and thermal weapon sights for engagement of targets equally in day or night, in smoke or fog. Tracked and wheeled vehicles equipped with Raytheon's DVE provide 24-hour maneuvering capability, including full vehicle mobility in battlefield fog and haze.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit raytheon.com.