Officials from Raytheon Company, the Department of Defence and local government dedicated a $14 million Raytheon Company facility.
The new 70,000 square foot Satellite Communications, Integration and Operations Centre are designed to promote hands-on customer involvement in jointly developing new satellite communication (SATCOM) systems and in improving existing systems.
The state-of-the-art building features a wide array of modern diagnostic equipment, environmental test labs, modelling and simulation systems, roof- mounted SATCOM antennas and functional high-bay test areas, which will accommodate nine vehicular communication systems simultaneously. All increase Raytheon’s ability to meet customer requirements for systems integration and product testing.
Within the building’s controlled environment, Raytheon hopes to advance the science of satellite communications. The facility supports experimentation with new ideas, testing their potential, modifying them as needed and conducting the work before new SATCOM systems are built. In this light, the facility is anticipated to be an incubator for innovative ideas that address emerging customer needs in force and requirements transformation.