is expanding its
presence in the U.S. navigation systems market with the opening of its San
Diego-based operations in January 2012. The business area will be co-located at
Raytheon’s established facility, dedicated to the development and delivery of
naval and maritime systems and technology.
With the new office, Raytheon Anschütz, a subsidiary of Raytheon Co.,
focuses its capabilities in providing navigation systems and customer support
to the U.S. maritime industry. The U.S. office will promote the full portfolio
of Raytheon Anschütz’s navigation components and solutions, including gyro compasses, autopilots and steering
controls, radars, ECDIS and complete integrated bridge systems for both, new
and retrofit projects.
“With the expansion of Raytheon Anschütz into the United States, we’ve
created a U.S.-based team that leverages the navigation expertise of both
Raytheon Co. and Raytheon Anschütz,” said Raytheon Anschutz’s Frank Christophersen,
vice president, sales USA, in a company press release. “The office will become
America’s new center of navigation excellence, providing the full scope of
navigation technology and best-in-class service and support for shipyards and
Backed by Raytheon’s infrastructure and technical expertise, the company
says, Raytheon Anschütz’s U.S. operation is dedicated to providing customers
with direct access to 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.
After sales, Raytheon Anschutz’s services network spans U.S. coastlines
through a large spare parts and service coordination center, the company says, as
well as more than 50 service points, providing customers timely, reliable
service and predictable results. Outside of the U.S., Raytheon Anschütz
maintains a network of more than 200 service stations and spare parts depots
The opening of the new office signals the return of the navigation
business of Raytheon and Anschütz to the USA, the company says. For many years,
the former companies Anschuetz of America and Raytheon Marine had been
established navigation system providers for many shipyards and shipping
companies from all over the United States.