RAF Awards Raytheon UK £131 Million to Continue Sentinel Support


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The Royal Air Force has awarded Raytheon U.K. a £131 million extension of its contract to manage support services for the Sentinelsurveillance aircraft programme. The award extends the contract to 2021. 

Raytheon will optimise the design, modification, configuration management and support aspects of Sentinel at RAF Waddington and at Raytheon's facility in Broughton, Wales.

"The Sentinel fleet is well-recognised for the outstanding contribution it has made to military and surveillance operations around the globe over the last nine years," said Richard Daniel, chief executive officer of Raytheon U.K.  "As well as creating new jobs in Broughton, the extension of the Sentinel fleet will support several hundred highly skilled jobs within Raytheon and its supply chain, while maintaining world leading expertise in the customer community."

Raytheon U.K., supported by the Welsh Government, has invested in a new hangar at Broughton to ensure that its Airborne ISR, for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, continues to provide end-to-end, design-to-flight-trials capability for improved operational availability. The new investment will allow Raytheon U.K. to undertake export work as well as to optimise Sentinel support, resulting in considerably reduced time and cost of 8C deep maintenance checks.

The full range of Raytheon's technical support for the Sentinel fleet includes fleet management, maintenance planning, maintenance service, technical and engineering services, obsolescence management, air vehicle integrity, supply and procurement service, training, design service and overarching service management.

About Raytheon U.K.

Raytheon U.K. is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon U.K. also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Waddington and Broughton.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. 

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