Raytheon and Estonia’s military have entered into a long-term arrangement to partner on cybersecurity initiatives following talks on bilateral defense cooperation in a recent Washington visit by Estonian Defense Secretary Mikk Marran.
“Combining Estonia’s world class information technology infrastructure with Raytheon’s cyber security expertise will result in new opportunities to address the most challenging cyber threats on a global scale,” Tom Vecchiolla, president of Raytheon International, said Monday.
Raytheon said its representatives will meet with Estonian defense ministry officials in the country’s capital of Tallinn to establish the details of the cybersecurity cooperation.
“Strong defense-industrial cooperation between the United States and Estonia is in our country’s strategic interest,” Marran added.
David Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services segment and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2015, added the company seeks to offer defense tools to Estonia in an effort to help the country secure its national cyber infrastructure.
Raytheon and Estonian officials will initially focus on industry partnerships as part of the discussions.