Ron Collins

Chief Technology and Engineering Officer
Implementation & Management of Technological Services
30+ Years
Personal Experience

Ron is a systems and software engineer with over 30 years’ experience in military and government systems 

Professional Skills
Early Years

Technical Director for C2-BMS project; Manager for Air Operations Center Primary Mission Equipment (PME); Manager / Team Lead for software and systems group at RSAF Central Maintenance Facility, managed 20 engineers / technicians; weapons inspector on INF/START treaties, technical supervisor; experience in all aspects of a project life-cycle; significant design, analysis, development, testing, and integration; Published author on software design and coding;Lived / worked in Japan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia; Spanish, Russian, and Arabic languages 

Career Guidelines


B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, 1981 

Multiple Raytheon and LTechnical Courses 


Horizon Global Partners (HgP)Gyros Protein, Tucson, AzFeb 2017 – present 

  • Chief Technology Officer for systems design and development of C5ISR products 
  • Software engineer providing support for legacy equipment and new product development 


L3 CommunicationsCamden, NJJun 2015 – Nov 2016 

  • Expert on the Royal Saudi Air Force and Saudi C41 systems and Director of C2-BMS project 


Spectrum DefenseRiyadh, Saudi Arabia Feb 2013 – Jun 2015 

  • Served as PME Manager at the newly constructed ACOC building on Riyadh Air Base 
  • Worked the “MODA Data Link” project, installing, testing, and integrating Sentry & Command View servers into RSAF C41 system 
  • Established engineering company; Consulted for local companies and University of Arizona 


Abacus TechnologyRiyadh, Saudi ArabiaApr 2012 – Jan 2013 

  • Worked on CETS contract for Peace Shield from the C3SSC at Prince Sultan AB in Al Kharj 


Thales-Raytheon Systems Riyadh, Saudi ArabiaJul 2011 – Mar 2012 

  • Company representative and installation crew lead for MODA data-link project, expands RSAF’s Peace Shield capabilities; requires high technical competence in software and communications 


Raytheon CorporationMultiple Locations Jul 1998 – Jun 2011 

  • Team Lead for the GNC (Guidance, Navigation, Control), working on software simulations of Laserweapons systems; complex, high-fidelity simulation of a non-ballistic guided weapons 
  • Company and site lead for Test/Training/Transition site for BCS (Battle Control System) 
  • Al Kharj, KSATechnical Director for Peace Shield Project; led new technical developments of RSAF C41 systems and managed 25 US/Saudi engineers for all technical aspects 
  • Tabuk, KSALead Software Engineer for Peace Shield Project (Northern Sector) focusing on secure communications, radar coverage, and military air traffic control 
  • Developed new and maintained software for all C31 systems; enhanced radar registration models; ensured complete / accurate coverage of target areas; analyzed data sets for testing 
  • Trained Saudi software engineers in modern engineering methodology
  • Developed software on DEC Alpha and Sun workstations; design concept using Booch model 


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