Raytheon UK Scores a Milestone: Ministry of Defence Buys 1,000th Landshield Anti-Jam System

July 22, 2023
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Key Takeaways:

  1. The Ministry of Defence purchases its 1000th unit of the Landshield anti-jam system, demonstrating faith in Raytheon UK’s suite of anti-jamming capabilities.
  2. Landshield’s versatility and efficiency in protecting GPS signals across land, sea, and air have been instrumental in its success.
  3. Raytheon UK has seen a surge in demand for anti-jamming products, triggering significant changes and investments in their manufacturing process.

Defence against GPS Jamming: The Landshield Success Story

In an age where global navigation satellite systems are integral to both military and civilian operations, protecting these systems against jamming and spoofing attempts is paramount. Raytheon UK, a pioneer in aerospace and defence technologies, has announced that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has purchased its 1000th Landshield unit, marking a significant milestone in the company’s mission to safeguard critical GPS signals.

Landshield, a lightweight anti-jam system with a footprint no larger than a hockey puck, has gained a reputation for its high versatility and low power usage. The system can function seamlessly across land, sea, and air platforms. Landshield is not just designed to deflect jamming and spoofing attempts but also alerts users about the presence and location of interfering signals, thereby enhancing situational awareness in GPS-contested environments.

Rory Chamberlain, business development executive at Raytheon UK, highlighted the sustained trust of the MoD in their technology, stating, “By purchasing 1,000 units of Landshield and Landshield Plus, the MoD continues to show confidence in our suite of anti-jamming capabilities. This sustained investment has allowed us to develop our partnership with the MoD and innovate in the most impactful ways.”

Raytheon UK: A Beacon of Innovation

Raytheon UK has a rich history of developing and supplying its suite of anti-jam products for over two decades. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Glenrothes and Livingston, Scotland, have produced over 16,000 anti-jamming systems in service worldwide on various platforms last year.

Owing to the heightened demand for anti-jamming products, Raytheon UK has adapted its manufacturing process, investing more in its supply chain to address urgent requirements swiftly. Sam Missett, head of Assured Position, Navigation and Timing at Raytheon UK, acknowledged the growing reliance on GPS in modern times and said, “From financial systems to military applications, our reliance on the information that GPS provides continues to grow. By producing a product that continues to receive the backing of MoD, it demonstrates to us that we are delivering a level of capability that keeps us ahead of our adversaries.”

About Raytheon UK

Raytheon UK is a key player in the British aerospace and defence technology industry, with facilities across Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, and Manchester. The company employs 1,700 individuals and, as a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon UK continues to invest in research and development, fostering innovation, and advancing technological solutions across the nation.

Parent Company: RTX

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of RTX. RTX is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company, with more than 180,000 global employees. Pushing the boundaries of technology and science, RTX is committed to redefining how we connect and protect our world. With industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – the company is accelerating aviation, engineering integrated defense systems, and developing next-gen technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most pressing challenges. With 2022 sales of $67 billion, RTX is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

As Raytheon UK celebrates this landmark purchase, the 1,000th Landshield anti-jam system stands as a testament to the company’s commitment to ensuring the safety of GPS systems, ultimately paving the way for a more secure and connected world.

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