Thursday, April 16, 2009

Raytheon to Provide Providence, R.I., with Improved Port Surveillance

Raytheon to Provide Providence, R.I., with Improved Port Surveillance

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 16, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A program to improve port security with extended radar and video surveillance capabilities for northern Narragansett Bay and the Port of Providence has been completed by Raytheon Company .

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems delivered sensors, to include mobile video, integrated with an Athena data fusion and operations center, giving city officials advanced warning and improved situational awareness in the region. The expanded capabilities provide the city's new Emergency Operations Center with the information and intelligence that Providence port and law enforcement officials need to maintain port security.

"Raytheon is proud to be the source of proven, affordable solutions for national and international homeland security needs," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Civil Security and Response Programs business area. "Providing this capability to one of America's important port cities will help keep our country safe."

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

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