Raytheon Co. will provide advanced surveillance towers to a Middle Eastern nation to help safeguard its borders and military installations.
Under the deal awarded by the U.S. Army, Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services will provide persistent surveillance using an electro-optical/infrared camera elevated on a semi-stationary platform, the company said.
Raytheon has delivered over 500 surveillance towers domestically and globally, said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon IIS.
“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,” he said.
In addition to deploying internally developed systems, Raytheon integrates security technologies developed by other companies, including radars, sensors, tower systems and surveillance systems, the company said.
Raytheon IIS recently completed the final phase of work to design, develop and deploy an integrated border security system to defend and secure a separate Middle Eastern nation. Under this program, awarded in 2015, Raytheon built a layered security system that includes radars, electro-optical/infrared cameras, unattended ground sensors and physical barriers.