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.
The Pentagon has approved full-rate production of the Standard Missile-6, a next-generation ship defense missile developed by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.
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 missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems destroyed a ballistic missile in a test primarily using targeting data from space satellites, the company said today.
WALTHAM, Mass. — Raytheon Co. said Thursday that its fourth-quarter net income fell 14 percent, hurt by lackluster sales, but it issued a better-than-expected profit prediction for the full year.
Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems on Monday opened a new missile plant in Huntsville, Ala., that initially employs 35 workers.
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 been awarded a $230 million contract to produce 19 Standard Missile-3 interceptors for the nation's emerging missile-defense shield - including five copies of an advanced version whose future looked uncertain a year ago.
A Standard Missile-3 Block IB, under development by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, was launched from the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Lake Erie in a successful intercept test off Hawaii on June 27, 2011.
The warhead of a Standard Missile Block IB missile interceptor fires its thrusters in a test-firing of a flight control system at Aerojet.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a five-year, $925 million contract to continue development of a new ship-based missile interceptor with Japan.