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Raytheon Technologies to Focus on the Sustainable Growth of the Middle East’s Aerospace Sector

Raytheon Technologies, one of the world’s leading aerospace and defense systems providers, will present new solutions to help support the growth of commercial air travel after COVID-19, as well as research and development of platforms and systems aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of both its aerospace and defense customers, among a wide range of other commercial and defense-related capabilities, at the Dubai Airshow 2021.

Taking place from November 14-18 at Al Maktoum International Airport, the Dubai Airshow will be the first edition of the global air show since the creation of Raytheon Technologies in April 2020, following the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation. Today, Raytheon Technologies comprises four businesses: Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense.

“Our combined company can now deliver technologies and capabilities to benefit our customers like never before,” said Alan Davis, chief executive of Abu Dhabi-based Raytheon Emirates (REL), a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies. “We are looking forward to highlighting critical defensive capabilities such as our early warning radar, solutions to counter the growing threat of unmanned aircraft systems, and GhostEye™, the lower-tier air, and missile defense radar advancing through development for the US Army.”

Raytheon Technologies’ role in redefining the passenger journey in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic will be an important topic at this year’s event. Experts will be on hand to talk about solutions available, including touch-free kiosks and biometric-enabled passenger processing systems. “This year’s Dubai Airshow represents an important milestone in the recovery of the aviation sector from the impact of COVID-19, and we at Raytheon Technologies are proud to be able to contribute platforms and systems to support that rebuilding effort,” said Amal Osman, Managing Director of Collins Customer & Account Management for the Middle East and Africa.

And with sustainability an increasingly pressing customer concern, Collins will demonstrate its commitment to developing lighter and more efficient aircraft systems solutions that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while Pratt & Whitney will share its plans to further develop gas turbine efficiency. The company will also discuss its development of a variety of low-carbon solutions for both the military and civilian sectors, such as electric and hybrid-electric propulsion solutions, lower emission radars, and more fuel-efficient defense systems.

“The scale and organization of this year’s event is a testament to the resilience of the UAE and indeed the determination of the regional aerospace sector to emerge stronger and more sustainable than before,” Osman added. “As a long-standing partner of the UAE, we are committed to that recovery and to our continued investment in the nation’s talent and capabilities – in space, aviation and defense. This reflects our wider commitment to the economic diversification of the Middle East region through our support to the development of indigenous defense and aerospace industries.”

Among the other defense solutions displayed throughout the Dubai Airshow, Raytheon Technologies will present its capabilities in high energy lasers, counter unmanned aircraft systems, integrated air, and missile defense, air dominance solutions, secure communications and navigation, command and control, integrated avionics, and ejection seats. Also in focus will be the company’s leadership in the multi-domain battlespace, based on its ability to seamlessly connect mission-critical platforms in air, land, sea, cyber, and space.

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