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.

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  1. wait for this comment section to be filled with ‘despite Brexit’ and ‘I was told everyone was leaving’ etc etc.

      • Assuming it will ever be done and dusted of bourse. I think whatever happens it will continue to run and run, only Cameron seemed to think it was actually a final decision.

  2. Personally I would go with what the Bank of England say on brexit rather than so called experts like the boss of weather spoons and the boss of Dyson lol!!! and its too early to say what effect a no deal brexit will have until it happens.

    • Much like ‘Germany’ and ‘Aircraft Carrier’, ‘The Bank of England’ and ‘Expert’ are words that I currently do not associate with one another.

      The BoE claimed that unemployment would rise. The opposite has happened. Unemployment is at its lowest since records began in 1971.

      The BoE claimed that a leave vote could trigger a recession, worse than what we experienced in 2008. As we have not seen this from simply voting to leave, such claims can be dismissed.

      The only thing they got right was the fall in the value of Sterling, which some claim was overvalued anyway. And even then, Sterling has recovered some, but not all, of its post-vote value. Of course, Sterling falling in value has its advantages too.

      Now, of course, we do not know that the future will hold. Nobody, no matter what their academic or real-world qualifications can predict the results of leaving the EU. Personally, I think it’s the greatest thing that has happened to this country in a long time… providing we do it right. As for the politicians and Carney, all they want to do is remain so they can get a nice cushy job in Europe when they leave their current positions. They’re blinded by their arse licking and have no passion or love for their country. Individuals like Sir Dyson and Tim Martin are far more qualified in my opinion as they see how the world really works, no detached reality, no womble rhetoric, just straight up hard graft.

      Anyway, the BoE is meant to abstain from sharing a political viewpoint, so that Canadian womble should really just ‘go away and shut up’ as Gav’ would say.

      • Spot on Lusty.

        Carney, like Macron, Blair, and others, is a globalist.

        National sovereignty is not on their long term agenda.

        Sadly so many do not see or choose to ignore over their wealth status.

        In 20 years time I will be pissing myself laughing at the shock on remainers faces when the see Britain becoming a province, driving on the right, and accepting the Euro.

        • You would have thought the EU was a modern day incarnation of Nazi Germany the way some people talk. Did someone actually suggest “driving on the right” was a downside? I actually drive on the right every day in an AUTOMATIC and guess what, when I’m back in the UK its very easy to revert to manual on the left. As the world develops, the big super economies and blocs will be become more and more prevalent – China, India, EU, USA will rule the roost and everybody else will just be bouncing around as they are dwarfed in comparison. It will be important to be part of a bloc to trade and for mutual muscle and standards etc. Of the list above and given our geographical location, the EU is the obvious bloc for us. The great fabled bi-lateral deals will be one-sided, will lower standards and negatively impact consumers. We are one of 28 developed countries and its good enough for them so why can’t it be good enough for us?

          • Julian,

            Trying to be the voice of reason for a minute.

            I think most who voted leave did it because what was once a European trade bloc to act as a counterweight to the US, (good idea) has sadly grown arms and legs and has infiltrated almost everything in people daily lives. ( bad idea)

            As an example I work in the power distribution industry and since time began the phase colours were red white n blue, Neutral was black. Primary Colours, easy to distinguish for most. About 15 years ago or so, they were changed to fall in with EU rules. They are now grey brown and black ( all looks the same in poor light, so we have to use tape with L1, L2 L3,)

            To most sensible people we made life unsafer, indeed incidents occured with blue/black. Bang flash smoke oops.

            So what has that got to with trade? Very little.

            If the EU were to put it hands up and say, we’ve gone too far, we need to give power back to member states, Brexit would die, and the last 2 years or so would fade into memory. Bur EU wont let up. Thats the issue.

          • RGR.

            Perfectly put!

            If the EU was just a trade block, the EEC of the 70s there would be no problem.

            And Julian1. You’re mention of “some one saying driving on the right being a diwnside” being me.

            Just say that again if it happens during the chaos of switching the entire UK road network to right hand drive, signs and all, and the utter chaos it would bring.

            We cannot even survive an inch of snow here!

  3. As a remain voting, kind of lefty (in some ways) I just wish we would get on with it already. The only form of Brexit that meets what I believe people voted for is a no deal one. A trade deal along the lines of the Canadian version would surely follow at some point, in the meantime lower Corp Tax rates and do other things to encourage the EU to come to the table.

    • Exactly!

      As an ardent leaver and actually one of those blasted Brexit activists a large part of me wishes the whole thing never happened and Cameron did not, after years of refusal, try to settle the issue by asking.

      • Lol, I’m the other way. I voted remain but cannot see there is a way out of this now other than to walk away on the 29th. Sadly our Parliament seem hell bent on stopping it which will lead to lord knows what.

        I hope the EU make our minds up for us and say enough is enough. The EU27 have plenty of issues of their own without all this.

  4. I know as an outsider my opinion doesn’t matter but I believe Britain should just dump those EU asshats and stand on their own again. Why would someone want some foreign politicians dictating what they can and cannot do in their own country? Britain is a great nation and will survive and prosper on it’s own away from Merkel and her EU gangsters.

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