Raytheon wins deal for surveillance towers from Middle East customer

6 March 2019 (Last Updated March 6th, 2019 14:41)

US defence contractor Raytheon has received a contract to provide surveillance towers to an unnamed Middle Eastern nation.

US defence contractor Raytheon has received a contract to provide surveillance towers to an unnamed Middle Eastern nation.

Financial terms of the contract have not been disclosed by the company.

Under the contract, the company will deliver the mobile surveillance system that will be used to help the nation secure its borders, military bases and critical infrastructure.

The towers will be equipped with an electro-optical / infrared camera (EO/IR) elevated on a semi-stationary platform to provide continuous surveillance.

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) president Dave Wajsgras said: “Raytheon provides a full range of advanced border security solutions, from system architecture to smart fences and 24/7 surveillance systems, to customers around the world. We’ve delivered more than 500 surveillance towers to the US and other countries.

“Recently, the company has finished the final phase of work under the programme, which involved design, development and deployment of a security system.”

“We’ll deliver this surveillance system and the related technologies our ally needs to maintain the sovereignty of their borders and help protect their armed forces.”

So far, Raytheon-developed surveillance systems have been deployed to 24 countries, safeguarding a total of more than 6,000 miles of land and maritime borders.

As part of a programme started in 2015, the company has built an integrated border security system for another Middle Eastern nation.

Recently, the company has finished the final phase of work under the programme, which involved design, development and deployment of a security system.

The system features radars, unattended ground sensors, EO/IR cameras and physical barriers.

Raytheon has also developed a surveillance and communications system for an unidentified South East Asian nation to help counter illicit arms trafficking and protect maritime borders.