US defence contractor Raytheon joins the Estonian Defence Industry Association

The American defence contractor, Raytheon, a cooperation partner of the Estonian government, has become a member of the Estonian Defence Industry Association.

Raytheon, a major defence contractor, has been exploring cooperation opportunities with the Estonian government since 2015 in the field of cybersecurity.

According to the Estonian defence minister, Hannes Hanso, Raytheon’s membership in the Defence Industry Association is “a testament to the strong and enduring relationship between Estonia and the United States”.

Raytheon’s CEO, John Harris, added that his company’s Defence Industry Association membership will allow it “to further our global relationships in Estonia and explore new opportunities to collaborate with Estonian companies”.

The American company, now the sixth international member of the association, specialises in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. It provides its services in over 80 countries.

The Estonian Defence Industry Association represents all the main defence and security industry related enterprises in Estonia.


Cover: Raytheon Foreground Security’s advanced, cyber-hunting technology tracks down and defeats threats (courtesy of Raytheon.)

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