Raytheon gets SAFETY Act certification

RALEIGH, N.C., March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Homeland Security Department has certified a Raytheon emergency-response communication system as a qualified anti-terrorism technology.

U.S. company Raytheon said its audio control unit technology has received a certification under the U.S. Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, also known as the SAFETY Act.


"The SAFETY Act provides us with important legal-liability protections as a supplier of a qualified anti-terrorism technology," William Iannacci, Raytheon's civil-communications solutions director, said in a statement.

"After an extensive and thorough review period, the award also validates the performance of our communications solutions and recognizes our longstanding commitment to provide these solutions to support national security efforts."

Raytheon said its ACU-1000, ACU-M, ACU-T and TRP-1000 audio control units are now certified as approved products by the Homeland Security Department. Officials said the ACU systems enable an emergency-response agency to interconnect radio technologies on multiple frequencies.

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