The Raytheon Company is a major U.S. defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in weapons and military and commercial electronics and infosecurity.
Established in 1922, the company reincorporated in 1928 and adopted its present name in 1959. The company has around 63,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of approximately US$25 billion. More than 90% of Raytheon's revenues were obtained from military contracts and, as of 2012, it was the fifth-largest military contractor in the world. As of 2015, it is the third largest defense contractor in the United States by defense revenue.
Raytheon's headquarters moved from Lexington, Massachusetts, to Waltham, Massachusetts, in 2003. The company was previously headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1922 to 1928, Newton, Massachusetts, from 1928 to 1941, Waltham from 1941 to 1961, Lexington from 1961 to 2003, and back to Waltham from 2003 onwards.
Raytheon in the News:
Raytheon To Flight Test DeepStrike Missile In 2019.
Raytheon awards scholarships to Student Veterans of America members.
DigitalGlobe selects Raytheon as satellite imaging payload provider for WorldView Legion constellation.