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Jenoptik and Raytheon sign letter of intent

Both companies want to explore joint power generation projects

(PresseBox) (Jena / Freising, ) The US company Raytheon and the Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren, a part of the Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division, have been cooperation partners in the PATRIOT missile defense program for 30 years. Now they signed a letter of intent to further cooperate in business opportunities related to Germany's air defense architecture, as well as significant exports to global markets.

Both companies will examine opportunities in current international projects with Jenoptik state-of-the-art technologies. Before the signing, Jenoptik presented a prototype of its next-generation technology in form of a prototype of the new Jenoptik PATRIOT Hybrid Power Supply to Raytheon and Bavarian members of parliament. A combination of combustion engine and electric energy storage unit, the new hybrid power supply system allows for significant reductions in fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

"We are very proud that this long-term partnership with Raytheon assures the ongoing success of our division in serving international markets," says Stefan Stenzel, Head of Jenoptik Defense & Civil Systems division.

"Jenoptik is a reputable company and we look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with them on future opportunities related to the TLVS program, Global Patriot and beyond," said Doug Patrick, Director of Integrated Air and Missile Defense Supply Chain, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. TLVS stands for "Tactical Air Defense System 2020".

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. The Defense & Civil Systems division develops, produces and distributes mechatronic and sensor systems for civil and military applications. The portfolio ranges from individual assemblies, which customers then integrate into their systems, through to complete systems and end products. The division's areas of competence are energy systems, optical sensor systems, stabilization systems, aviation subsystems as well as radomes & composites. Top-quality customer service ensures that the products are supported over their useful lives, which generally extend over many years. The mechatronic products are used in drive, stabilization and energy systems for military and civil vehicle, rail and aircraft equipment. The competencies also extend across the technical focus areas of software development, metrology and control systems. The sensor systems include infrared camera systems and laser rangefinders and are primarily used in automation technology, environmental metrology, security technology and military reconnaissance.