Estonia to cooperate with US defence giant Raytheon

The Estonian Ministry of Defence and the US defence contractor, Raytheon, have agreed to explore long-term collaboration in the area of cyber security.

Mikk Marran, the permanent secretary of the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Raytheon agreed on the collaborative arrangement during Marran’s recent visit to Washington for talks with U.S. government and U.S. defence industry representatives on issues of bilateral defence cooperation.

“Strong defence-industrial cooperation between the United States and Estonia is in our country’s strategic interest,” Marran said. “Raytheon is one of the most prominent global defence and aerospace companies, with expertise in providing integrated defence systems and state-of-the-art cyber security solutions.”

The initial cooperation efforts will focus on advancing industry partnerships and pursuing collaborative initiatives for further enhancing cyber defence capabilities for Estonia, Raytheon and others that seek advice and assistance.

Raytheon is a company specialising in defence, security and civil markets, providing electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services.


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