Steve Nichols

This year's Farnborough show is the first for Raytheon since its acquisition of the defence arm of Texas Instruments and the merger with Hughes. As a major employer in the UK, it is making its presence felt.

With a product range that includes missile systems, business jets and radar equipment, the company is difficult to miss.

Daniel Burnham, president and chief executive officer of Raytheon, says: "We are also demonstrating a wide range of advanced ATC, reconnaissance and IFF systems, plus rugged computers and forward-looking infra-red.

"Raytheon has a strong presence in the United Kingdom, employing more than 2,000 people across the country and exporting to more than 40 countries.

"We are currently bidding on some important contracts in the UK, including the Airborne Stand-off Radar and Beyond Visual range Air-to-Air missile programmes.

"The solutions we have proposed provide value for money and substantial jobs for this country," he adds.

Raytheon can be found in Hall 2, Stands A13 and B6.

On the outdoor terrace the company is also displaying a broad selection of aircraft, including the Beech King Air C90B Jaguar Special Edition, King Air B200, Beechjet 400A, Hawker 800XP and Beech 1900D airliner. A demonstration of its ASTOR proposal is on Stand E8.

Source: Flight Daily News