Airborne tactical radio business acquired by BAE Systems

ARLINGTON, Va. After reaching a definitive agreement in January, BAE Systems has now completed the acquisition of Raytheon Technologies Corporation’s Airborne Tactical Radios (Airborne Radios) business, intended to bring products and capabilities into the company’s Electronic Systems portfolio.

The Airborne Radios business designs, manufactures, and supplies mission-critical communication systems to the U.S. Department of Defense, allied governments, and large defense aircraft manufacturers. According to officials, the business has secure, battle-proven communications solutions installed on a broad range of military airborne platforms.

This acquisition aims to augment BAE Systems’ portfolio in airborne communications with broad-spectrum, multi-band, multi-channel radios that feature anti-jamming and encryption capabilities.

The business also intends to bring complementary waveform expertise to the Electronic Systems Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Systems business.