Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Raytheon Launches San Diego Subsidiary

By Mark Edward Nero

Technology company Raytheon revealed May 29 that it has launched a new San Diego-based subsidiary, Raytheon Anschutz USA, to assist in customer care and support for Raytheon Anschütz navigation systems in the US, for commercial shipowners and shipyards as well as government entities, such as the Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command and US Navy.

The Raytheon Anschütz services network spans US coastlines through a centralized spare-parts and service coordination center, as well as an extensive network of more than 50 service points.

Raytheon says the new company supports the full portfolio of its navigation components and solutions, including gyro compasses, autopilots and steering controls, radars, electronic chart display & information systems, and integrated bridge systems, for new ships and retrofit projects.

The company also provides technical advice and pre-sale consultancy regarding International Maritime Organization recommendations, class requirements and operational needs, as well as an array of lifecycle support services.

“In January 2012, Raytheon Anschütz returned to the US navigation systems market with the establishment of a San Diego-based regional sales office. Now, we are taking the next step,” Frank Christophersen, president of the new subsidiary, explained. “With this new company, we offer dedicated local support for US-based customers, with greater flexibility, and set the foundation to expand our infrastructure for new services and spares support.”