‘Raytheon has many so­lu­tions to meet the need of In­dian ser­vices’

Tim R. Glaeser, Vice Pres­i­dent and Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Ex­ec­u­tive for In­te­grated Air and Mis­sile De­fense (IAMD), Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment and Strat­egy, In­te­grated De­fense Sys­tems (IDS), in an in­ter­view with SP’S M.A.I., spoke in de­tail about Raytheon’s mis­sil


SP’s M.A.I. (SP’s): Can you tell us about Raytheon’s Pa­triot, Hawk XXI and the na­tional ad­vanced sur­face-to-air mis­sile sys­tem (NASAMS)? Are they be­ing of­fered to In­dia? Tim R. Glaeser (Glaeser): As the OEM of Pa­triot, Hawk XXI and NASAMS, we are proud of the rep­u­ta­tion as the “best in class” for each of the mar­ket sec­tors these pro­grammes sup­port. We are work­ing with our many in­ter­na­tional part­ners to continue to en­hance the ef­fec­tive­ness of the sys­tems and re­duce the to­tal cost of own­er­ship. Spe­cific pub­lic re­lease in­for­ma­tion on each can be pro­vided based on the re­quire­ments stated in the RFI. We are re­view­ing all RFIs re­leased by the In­dian Army, Air Force and Navy. SP’s: Can you give us de­tails of Raytheon’s very short-range air de­fence (VSHORAD) and short-range sur­face mis­sile (SRSAM) sys­tems? Glaeser: Raytheon has many so­lu­tions to meet the need of In­dian ser­vices for VSHORAD and SRSAM. Our plat­form launched Stinger and Javelin are well known in the In­dian armed force community. For SRSAM, we have both Hawk XXI as well as NASAMS that are ca­pa­ble of meet­ing and ex­ceed­ing the re­quire­ments stated by the In­dian Air Force and In­dian Army. SP’s: Tell us about Raytheon’s medium-range sur­face-to-air mis­sile (MRSAM) and long-range sur­face-to-air mis­sile (LRSAM) pro­grammes? How do they fit into the In­dian Army’s re­quire­ment for pro­vid­ing air de­fence (AD) to mo­bile and semi-mo­bile as­sets? Glaeser: For MRSAM class of sys­tem, we are con­fi­dent that Pa­triot con­tin­ues to be the golden stan­dard for de­fence against air breath­ing threats, cruise mis­siles, tac­ti­cal bal­lis­tic mis­siles and many other types of threats. We are also proud to say that 12 other nations have em­braced Pa­triot as their pri­mary de­fence struc­ture against these threats. Ma­ture, bat­tle-proven and con­tin­u­ous tech­nol­ogy up­grade to sys­tem ca­pa­bil­ity keeps Pa­triot as the pack leader in the MRSAM class of sys­tem in the world. We con­sider LRSAM as an ar­chi­tec­ture rather than a sys­tem that is com­prised of early warn­ing radar, sen­sors, C4ISR node, in­te­grated air mis­sile de­fence and fam­ily of ef­fec­tors. In the LRSAM class of sys­tem, Raytheon has vast num­ber of sys­tems and el­e­ments that can be specif­i­cally tai­lored to meet the need of LRSAM re­quire­ments. We have not seen any re­quire­ments in the area of MRSAM and LRSAM from the In­dian Army. We have pro­vided ap­proved in­for­ma­tion in these weapon class sys­tems to the In­dian Air Force. Pa­triot is known to pro­tect mo­bile and semi­mo­bile as­sets as proven in two wars. Based on the re­quest for in­for­ma­tion (RFI) seen, we feel Hawk XXI and NASAMS are the right so­lu­tion set for the In­dian Army. SP’s: Has sur­face-launched ad­vanced medium-range air-to-air mis­sile (SLAMRAAM) been suc­cess­ful in the US Army? Glaeser: As you know, in­ter­na­tion­ally, we have re­named SL-AMRAAM as NASAMS (na­tional ad­vanced sur­face-to-air mis­sile sys­tem). The US Army Na­tional Guard cur­rently mans NASAMS in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion. NASAMS is fielded glob­ally in six coun­tries. The US

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