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Just at the point at which the general consensus in UK industry is that nobody knows anywhere near enough about the consequences (or, indeed, actual implementation) of Brexit, Raytheon is set to expand its UK operations, opening a new office in London and a high-technology manufacturing facility in Livingston, Scotland.

Part of the company’s 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 sq ft site in Livingston will provide Raytheon with a second state-of-the-art high-technology manufacturing facility in Scotland and will support operations in the design and manufacturing of power technology systems. It 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,” commented Raytheon UK CEO, Richard Daniel.

The new Scottish plant will supplement Raytheon’s Glenrothes facility, which employs some 700 staff. (Photo: Raytheon)

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