Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Forms Seapower Capability Systems Business

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 18, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has formed a Seapower Capability Systems to provide solutions for domestic and international navy customers. "As we strive for...


TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 18, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has formed a Seapower Capability Systems to provide solutions for domestic and international navy customers.

"As we strive for excellence and expand our markets, it is important that we organize our strengths and unique capabilities to best serve our stakeholders in this highly competitive environment," said Dan Smith , president of Raytheon IDS. "It is critical that our organizational structure effectively enables our efforts to provide the best possible solutions to our warfighters and maximizes our value to our shareholders."

Seapower Capability Systems was formed by consolidating two former IDS naval business areas. Seapower Capability Systems business will be headquartered at IDS' Maritime Mission Center, Portsmouth , R.I.

Appointed to lead Seapower Capability Systems is Charles "Tom" Bush. Bush had been IDS' executive director for Joint Warfighting, responsible for integrating the warfighter's perspective into technology solutions. Prior to joining Raytheon in 2005, Bush had a distinguished career in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a rear admiral.

Additionally, Robert Martin has been appointed as Bush's deputy. Previously, Martin led the Zumwalt National Team (Software) that focused across multiple locations and partners on execution, customer intimacy, staff development and long-term business growth.

As part of this consolidation, Upinder Dhinsa has been appointed vice president of Strategic WIN Initiatives. In this role, Dhinsa will organize and lead the development of emerging strategic initiatives for IDS. Dhinsa had been vice president for IDS' Maritime Mission Systems business area.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace 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 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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 72,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company