Raytheon Awarded Contract with U.K. Home Office for e-Borders Project

GARLAND, Texas, Nov. 14, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a contract with the U.K. Home Office to develop and implement the nation's 'e-Borders' project, an advanced border control and security program. The...


GARLAND, Texas, Nov. 14, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has signed a contract with the U.K. Home Office to develop and implement the nation's 'e-Borders' project, an advanced border control and security program.

The program will collect and analyze passenger and crew data, provided by carriers (air, sea and rail), of all journeys to and from the U.K. in advance of their travel. It will support an intelligence-led approach to operating border controls, by identifying those involved in abuse of U.K. immigration laws, serious and organized crime and terrorism.

The e-Borders program will build upon the country's current pilot program for border control and expand it into a fully flexible, scalable and robust e- Borders capability within two years.

"International growth and border security are major growth areas for Raytheon, and we believe today's announcement is testament to our strength and ability to grow in these markets," said Mike Keebaugh, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "We look forward to working closely with the Home Office to deliver an integrated, secure border for the 21st century."

As the prime contractor for the e-Borders contract, Raytheon is responsible for systems integration, travel services and overall project management, drawing upon its extensive development and production base in the U.K. as well as the company's worldwide technology resources.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 80 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.

SOURCE Raytheon Company