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IDEX 2019: Raytheon exploring UAE certification capability

26th February 2019 - 10:15 GMT | by Beth Maundrill, Richard Thomas in Abu Dhabi


Raytheon is looking at future UAE naval programmes as possible host platforms for missile systems while also working with the Gulf country to develop its own certification capability.

The company is looking to increase the life expectancy of its missiles, up from the current one-year certification period after the first seven years in service, officials said, adding that Raytheon was ‘working with [the UAE]’ to provide an indigenous recertification process.

The UAE received RAM Block 2 systems for use on its two Arialah-class OPVs, providing a point defence capability against missile threats. Future platforms such as the Bani Yas

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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