Raytheon Missiles & Defense
|Industry||Aerospace and defense|
|Predecessor||Hughes Missile Systems Co.|
|Wes Kremer, President|
Number of employees
Raytheon Missiles & Defense (RMD) is one of four business segments of Raytheon Technologies. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, its president is Wes Kremer. The business produces a broad portfolio of advanced technologies, including air and missile defense systems, precision weapons, radars, and command and control systems.
The business is a combination of two Raytheon Company legacy businesses, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS), which operated a plant formerly owned by the Hughes Aircraft Company[circular reference]. David Leighton, a noted historian, documented the early history of the Hughes Missile Plant in two books. His monograph: The Falcon's Nest: The Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947-1960, which included the early history of Hughes Aircraft Co. and, his reference book: The History of the Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947–1960.
Key Raytheon Missiles & Defense capabilities combine key IDS and RMS capabilities.
Key IDS capabilities include:
- Ground-based and sea-based radars for air and missile defense
- Navy radar and sonar
- Torpedoes and naval mine countermeasures
Key RMS capabilities include:
- Missiles and precision guided munitions
- Drones and air-launched decoys
- Counter-drone and non-lethal directed energy weapons
- Ground vehicle sensors and weapons
The division's products include:
- Active Denial System non-lethal millimeter wave weapon
- AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missile
- AGM-88 HARM air-to-surface missile
- AGM-129 ACM air-to-surface missile
- AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon air-to-surface glide bomb
- AGM-176 Griffin air-to-surface missile
- AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missile
- RIM-7 Sea Sparrow naval surface-to-air missile
- AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missile
- AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air missile
- AIM-120 AMRAAM air-to-air missile
- AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) for Navy ships
- AN/TPY-2 radar for the THAAD missile defense system
- AN/AQS20C Mine hunting sonar suite
- AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS)
- BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile
- BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missile
- Coyote unmanned aerial system
- Extended Range Guided Munition
- Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle anti-ICBM system
- FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile
- FIM-92 Stinger person-portable air defense system surface-to-air missile
- M982 Excalibur guided artillery round
- MIM-23 Hawk surface-to-air missile
- MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile
- Paveway laser-guided bomb
- Phalanx CIWS naval anti-missile defense system
- RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile naval surface-to-air missile
- RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile naval surface-to-air missile
- Standard Missile family of naval missiles
- SAM-N-2 Lark
This article's Criticism or Controversy section may compromise the article's neutral point of view of the subject. (April 2020)
Raytheon came under scrutiny for selling arms to Saudi Arabia that were supposedly used to kill civilians in Yemen as part of its ongoing conflict, on an episode of the FXNOW investigative journalism show, "The Weekly".
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- Raytheon Technologies Business Overview. "Raytheon Technologies Business Overview".
- "Hughes Aircraft Company Wiki Page".
- David Leighton, The Falcon's Nest: The Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947-1960,Tucson Corral of the Westerners, 2017
- David Leighton, The History of the Hughes Missile Plant in Tucson, 1947–1960. Private Publication, 2015
- "The Weekly | How the Promise of American Jobs Became Entangled in a Faraway War". The New York Times. 2020-03-20. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-24.