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Raytheon sends DNDO radiation detectors

Published: Feb. 12, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Raytheon is delivering its first SUV-mounted radiation detection system to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon said in a statement last week that its Integrated Defense Systems unit "delivered the first advanced sports utility vehicle-based radiation detection system to the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office."

"The successful delivery of this system will allow DNDO to operate in urban environments and will enhance border security and national defense by preventing the smuggling of nuclear materials through ports of entry," Raytheon said.

"This is a tremendous result by our Raytheon-led team in a very rapid response to an urgent and critical homeland security need," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president of Civil Security and Response Programs. "We are proud to support the Department of Homeland Security's mission of protecting America."

"With this delivery Raytheon maintains its position as a homeland security solutions provider, with award-winning manufacturing capability and a highly skilled workforce that can provide proven, affordable technical solutions on time and on budget," the company said.

Raytheon described its Integrated Defense Systems unit as the company's "leader in Joint Battle-space 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 Co. said it had 2007 sales of $21.3 billion. The company describes itself as "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."

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