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Battery leak is suspected in Raytheon missile failure

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.

March 26, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

Raytheon wins $350 million contract for SM-3 missiles

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co. $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from eight to 44.

March 06, 2014 3:35 pmLoading…

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Raytheon awarded $156M missile contract

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Raytheon in line for $3B missile-defense 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.

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Raytheon interceptor gets 5th straight kill

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.

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Raytheon missile hits high-flying target

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Raytheon interceptor hits mark in multi-launch test

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.

September 19, 2013 1:30 pmLoading…

Tucson-based Raytheon unit wins $218M for interceptor

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.

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Raytheon posts higher 2Q earnings; Tucson unit's sales up 7%

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.

July 25, 2013 12:44 pmLoading…

Tucson-based Raytheon unit gets $126M for new interceptor

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.

June 21, 2013 2:38 pmLoading…
Raytheon looks like winner in '14 budget

Raytheon looks like winner in '14 budget

A Raytheon-made Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IB interceptor successfully intercepted a target missile over the Pacific in a May 15 test.

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Raytheon looks like winner in '14 budget

Raytheon looks like winner in '14 budget

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.

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Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

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.

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Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

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.

May 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

Faith in Raytheon missile 'growing'

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.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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New Raytheon missile interceptor hits its mark

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.

May 16, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…
Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

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.

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Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

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.

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Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

Tucson tech: Raytheon-built interceptor is under review after 'miss'

A recent missile-defense test involving multiple targets and defense systems was declared a success after systems hit four of five targets.

November 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson-based Raytheon unit gets $230M for missile interceptor

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $230 million contract for advanced missile interceptors.

September 04, 2012 12:05 pmLoading…

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