Canberra – 4 February 2011: Raytheon Australia has demonstrated its support for Australian small to medium sized enterprises by signing a significant subcontract in relation to Joint Project 2072 with the local defence firm, Eylex Pty Ltd, represented by its General Manager, Mr Ross Stevens.
Eylex is an Australian defence communications and connectivity supplier representing a number of manufacturers. The firm has established a reputation for supplying and repairing a number of product lines including antennas and masts, audio ancillaries, power solution, RF amplifiers, data management systems and cable assemblies.
Raytheon Australia’s subcontract with Eylex for the purposes of JP2072 will involve Eylex supplying some 4,000 items of communication ancillaries in support of Raytheon’s EPLRS and MicroLight tactical data radios. Specifically, Eylex will supply soldier worn, vehicle and portable mast antennas, batteries and a wide range of RF, data and power cabling, spares and comprehensive integrated logistics support data.
The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Michael Ward, commended Eylex on its efforts that had culminated in the signing of its contract with Raytheon Australia saying that he was delighted that Eylex has joined with Raytheon to deliver to the Defence Materiel Organisation under Phase 1 of JP2072.
Mr Ward said “It is incredibly important for primes such as Raytheon Australia to demonstrate their support for capable Australian SME’s by providing them with real and fulfilling work to the benefit of our military customers. This contract is further evidence that the growth of Australia’s defence industry depends on a strong collaboration of companies both large and small who bring their individual strengths to contract performance.”
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 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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