TEWKSBURY, Mass., and ANKARA, Turkey: Raytheon Company’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and Havelsan Inc. have signed a teaming agreement to cooperatively market the GENESIS Ship Integrated Combat Management System for surface ships of navies worldwide.
GENESIS successfully completed at-sea testing and delivery of the first system in 2007. The second and third ships were tested and delivered in 2008. GENESIS was developed for integration, including development; hardware and software testing; training; and maintenance services onboard eight of the frigates that are part of the Turkish fleet.
Originally initiated and designed by the Turkish Naval Forces Command for the modernization of USS Oliver Hazard Perry (FFG-7) class frigates, GENESIS has been upgraded and implemented by Havelsan. Raytheon provided fire control and electronic warfare system modifications.
“In the context of such projects, the most challenging phase is the first delivery. With the delivery of the third ship, GENESIS is a tested and proven solution,” said Dr. Faruk A. Yarman, CEO of Havelsan.
“Today, the GENESIS-implemented frigates are preferred for critical missions, such as the participation of the TCG Giresun as part of an international joint task force fighting increasing piracy in the Gulf of Aden. With the GENESIS system — originally developed by the Turkish Navy and transferred to Havelsan after the completion of successful sea trials — FFG 7 class frigates around the world can significantly improve their combat intelligence and ability to take action to counter threats.”
Raytheon IDS’ Charles “Tom” Bush, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems, said:
“The GENESIS solution transforms the FFG 7 combat system, giving it outstanding capability to meet today’s threats by improving sensor integration, information management, and by reducing reaction times — all critical capabilities for a modern, front-line combatant. Together, the Raytheon-Havelsan team has provided a complete and affordable solution to modernize and optimize the effectiveness of these tough, multi-mission ships in service in allied fleets around the world.”
The cooperation of Havelsan and Raytheon in the marketing and implementation of the GENESIS program targets the FFG 7 fleets around the world. The GENESIS system guarantees optimization and effectiveness in the naval combat management. The GENESIS system enhances the ships’ situational awareness and accelerates the defense capabilities, decreasing the detect-to-engage reaction time by more than half.
Havelsan Inc., a Turkish Armed Forces Foundation company, is active in the fields of C4ISR (Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Systems), Naval Combat Systems, Air Defence Systems, Management Information Systems, Simulation and Training Systems, Homeland Security Systems and Energy Management Systems.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.