American defense equipment maker Raytheon is providing an advanced surveillance system to a Middle Eastern nation that it say will help the latter protect the country's borders and military installations. The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon IIS the contract to provide persistent surveillance using an electro-optical, infrared camera elevated on a semi-stationary platform, said the company.
“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 U.S. and other countries,” said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. “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.”
Raytheon deals in developing border and critical infrastructure security systems and has provided similar surveillance solutions to U.S. and allied nations to secure borders and military installations. The company said it has deployed these systems to 24 different countries, protecting more than 6,000 miles of land and maritime borders. In addition to deploying internally developed systems, the firm integrates a wide range of security technologies developed by other companies, including radars, sensors, tower systems and surveillance systems.
The company informed that 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, the company built a layered security system that includes radars, electro-optical, infrared cameras, unattended ground sensors and physical barriers. Raytheon also supports nations in their defense of maritime borders; the company developed and implemented a surveillance and communications system to help a Southeast Asian nation deter, detect and interdict illicit weapons and materials entering their protected waterways.