Raytheon UK will open a new office in London and a high-technology manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland.
The move forms part of what the firm call its ‘continued investment in Britain to create highly skilled jobs and diversify its technology portfolio in cyber intelligence, security, aerospace and defence’.
The new London office is expected to open in Spring 2019. It will host several of Raytheon UK’s functions, including cyber specialists to support government and commercial clients.
The 130,000-square-foot site in Livingston will provide Raytheon with a second manufacturing facility in Scotland.
Raytheon’s history in Scotland dates back to the 1960’s. The company’s contribution to the Scottish economy is estimated to be around £130m per annum, supporting over 1,000 jobs in Scotland.
This new site will support operations in the design and manufacturing of power technology systems, and is expected to be operational within two years to serve customers in commercial and defence markets. The site adds to Raytheon UK’s Glenrothes facility where 700 people are already employed.
“As part of our continued investment in Britain, these new sites will support job creation and underscore Raytheon’s commitment to developing innovative new products and technical solutions for global markets,” said Richard Daniel, Raytheon UK CEO.