An electrical leak from a battery may have prevented a warhead made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems from separating from its booster rocket in a missile-defense test that failed in July, according to findings emerging from a Pentagon review.
The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co. $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from eight to 44.
Raytheon awarded $156M missile contract
The Pentagon plans to award Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a contract worth up to $3 billion for production of the newest Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor.
A next-generation interceptor made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems destroyed a ballistic missile late Thursday, the company and the U.S. Missile Defense agency said Friday.
Raytheon missile hits high-flying target
A missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems downed a short-range ballistic missile in a test over the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, the company and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said Thursday.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $218.5 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency to complete assembly and delivery of 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles.
WALTHAM, Mass. — Raytheon Co., parent of Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, said Thursday that its second-quarter net income rose nearly 4 percent on higher demand for its weapons. The defense contractor also raised its outlook for the year.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded a $126 million contract to procure material needed to manufacture up to 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missile interceptors, the Pentagon said today.
A Raytheon-made Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptor successfully intercepted a target missile over the Pacific in a May 15 test.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems would get healthy orders for most of its weapons in the coming fiscal year under the Obama administration's proposed defense budget.
Simulated firing of missiles was a sideshow just before the lunch break Thursday for those attending Raytheon Missile Systems' 60th anniversary of its Standard Missile series of ship-defense missiles.
Guest speaker Vice Adm. James Syring, center, greets one of Raytheon's guests at its missile anniversary celebration. At left is Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "The early systems were highly complex for the time," Lawrence noted.
The Pentagon has growing faith in Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 as a shield against evolving ballistic-missile threats, the nation's top missile-defense officer said Thursday at an event in Tucson.
A new missile under development by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems intercepted and destroyed a short-range ballistic missile in a key flight test over the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii late Wednesday.
A Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) launches from the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald during testing in late October. U.S. officials say the missile had a "nominal" flight, but they couldn't find signs of an intercept.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald launches a Standard Missile-2 as part of a defense exercise. The ship was part of the recent multiple-attack test.
A recent missile-defense test involving multiple targets and defense systems was declared a success after systems hit four of five targets.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $230 million contract for advanced missile interceptors.