Raytheon Technologies Teams with MetTel to Deliver Agile, Secure Network Solution for the FAA
Raytheon and MetTel announce teaming arrangement for the FAA Enterprise Network Services pursuit
ARLINGTON, Va., (March 29, 2021) – Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Collins Aerospace, Raytheon Technologies businesses, announced their strategic alliance with digital transformation leader MetTel in support of the FAA Enterprise Network Services opportunity. A critical step in airspace modernization, FENS will create the network infrastructure to support new technologies and new entrants to the National Aerospace System.
MetTel has recently been recognized as the only U.S.-based service provider in the leader quadrant of Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services. MetTel pairs its managed services expertise with Collins’ Net-Enabled Aviation Communications and Information Management network serving 25,000-plus endpoints and 6,000-plus aircraft at any given time.
Raytheon Intelligence & Space’s cybersecurity expertise and experience in deploying new NAS technology will help prevent disruption to FAA operations.
“Our technical architecture for FENS leverages our partner, MetTel to provide a telecommunications-agnostic model to provide service path resiliency and survivability,” said Denis Donohue, vice president, communications and airspace management systems, Raytheon Intelligence & Space. “Our solution delivers a secure network while avoiding telco vendor and technology lock-in to ensure that the FAA can adopt new technologies and tools in the future by leveraging commercial industry investments.”
“MetTel is excited to be a part of the Raytheon FENS team and confident that our Gartner-recognized, managed network capabilities will be a valuable part of the overall solution,” said Robert Dapkiewicz, senior vice president, general manager of MetTel Federal. “We look forward to the opportunity to partner with Raytheon to help the FAA accomplish its critical mission.”
“The safety of our national airspace system is paramount,” said Gene Hayman, director of government services, Collins Aerospace. “Our partnership with MetTel helps ensure that as we modernize the FAA’s enterprise network services that we can offer a highly secure, cost-effective approach without sacrificing the safety-critical nature of the airspace system.”
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.
MetTel is a leader in communications and digital transformation (DX) solutions for enterprise and government customers. By converging all communications over a proprietary network, MetTel gives enterprises one, unified view and control point for all their communications and advanced network services. MetTel's comprehensive portfolio of customer solutions can boost enterprise productivity, reduce costs, and simplify operations. Combining customized and managed communication solutions with a powerful platform of cloud-based software, the company's MetTel Portal® enables customers to manage their inventory, usage, spend, and repairs from one simple, user-friendly interface. For more information visit www.mettel.net, follow us on Twitter (@OneMetTel), and on LinkedIn, or call us directly at 877.963.8663. MetTel. Connect Smarter.™
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About Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the disruptive technologies our customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of advanced sensors, training, and cyber and software solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to civil, military and commercial customers in more than 40 countries around the world. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the business generated $15 billion in pro forma annual revenue in 2020 and has 37,000 employees worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.