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RAYTHEON CELEBRATES MULTIPLE ANNIVERSARIES

8th Jul 02. Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL) is celebrating multiple anniversaries at its various facilities around the United Kingdom.

This week actually marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of Raytheon Company, RSL’s parent company in the US, and Raytheon facilities throughout the world will be celebrating the event during the next five days. Here in the UK the celebrations will include: a barbeque (being held at RSL in Harlow); an Ulster breakfast (being held at RSL in Londonderry); a Gala Day (being held at RSL in Glenrothes); celebration lunches (being held at the company’s facilities in Bedford and Broughton); and a picnic in Hyde Park (being held for RSL’s London office).

As well as 80 years of Raytheon, 2002, by coincidence, also marks the anniversary of several other milestones for RSL and these will also be celebrated at the appropriate sites. Harlow will be marking both the 50th anniversary of the introduction of secondary radar, a technology in which Raytheon is now a world leader, and the centenary of the manufacture of the first cathode ray tube in Britain, accomplished by RSL’s predecessor UK company, Cossor. Meanwhile the Broughton site will be marking Raytheon’s 40 years in aircraft servicing.

Bob McIntyre, managing director of RSL said, “During its first 80 years Raytheon can claim a number of significant technology breakthroughs. From pioneering early radar systems, through its invention of the microwave oven, to its current pre-eminence in areas such as missile systems, air traffic management systems, business aircraft and sophisticated defence technologies, the company has established a proud history. This is certainly something we wish to celebrate with our employees.”

Raytheon has had an indigenous design and manufacturing capability in the UK since 1961, when it acquired the Cossor company. Today RSL employs some 1700 people throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

THALES MAKES ACQUSITION

9 Jul 02. Eolane and Thales Communications have agreed to Eolane’s acquisition of Thales Communications’ industrial activities at Marcq en Baroeul. The agreement was signed on 1 July 2002.

The production site of Marcq en Baroeul Industrie, outside Lille, employs 185 staff and generates an annual turnover of EUR 30 million.

The new company created by Eolane is called Altrel. It has acquired all the current activities of the Centre Electronique de Marcq en Baroeul (CEM): design, production planning, and production of boards and equipment (mainly modems and military switching products).

This agreement confirms Eolane’s policy of development and consolidation. With this operation, Eolane strengthens and extends its design and production competencies and acquires a high-quality facility for the integration and testing of short and medium runs of complex products.

Eolane’s current process of achieving synergies in purchasing, techniques and marketing between Selco, Eurintel and Selem will continue with a view to enhancing overall competitiveness.

FAIRS & EXHIBITIONS CHIEF AWARDED MBE IN QUEEN’S JUBILEE HONOURS
KERN RECOGNISED FOR PROMOTING TRADE RELATIONS WITH MID EAST

1 Jul 02. Virginia Kern, Executive Chairman of Fairs & Exhibitions (F&E), the company which pioneered Middle East trade shows and the name behind the Dubai air show, has been awarded a Member of the British Empire (MBE) medal in Britain’s Jubilee Honours List.

The award, to be presented by Queen Elizabeth, is in recognition of over 25 years service in promoting trade relations with the Middle East.

Virginia has headed F&E since 1982, taking control of the company from her father Bill Kern, who introduced trade shows to the region in 1958.

“This is as much a recognition of my father’s work as it is my own,” said Virginia. “I have carried on F&E’s original mission o

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