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BAE Systems snaps up Raytheon’s tactical radios business

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UK-based defense major BAE Systems has completed the purchase of Raytheon’s airborne tactical radios business after reaching a definitive agreement in January, this year.

BAE Systems added the former Raytheon unit to its electronic systems portfolio.

Raytheon Technologies sold the business as part of its merger with United Technologies, which required divestitures of the military airborne radios business and United Technologies’ military Global Positioning System (GPS) and Space Optical Systems businesses.

The space-based precision optics business was previously bought by Amergint.

“The airborne radios business and its people are a great fit for BAE Systems. Together, we are excited about delivering game-changing electronic mission and control solutions to our collective customer base,” said Dave Logan, vice president and general manager of C4ISR Systems at BAE Systems.

The airborne radios business designs, manufactures, and supplies mission-critical communication systems to the US defense department, allied governments, and large defense aircraft manufacturers. The business has secure, battle-proven communications solutions installed on a broad range of military airborne platforms.

“Moving forward, our focus will be on the successful integration of our businesses to maximize the value we offer to our customers,” said Jeff Jones, director of Airborne Radios.