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Increased support for Israel opens more doors for Raytheon

Increased support for Israel opens more doors for Raytheon

Congress wants bigger share of Iron Dome work going U.S. contractors.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Critical flight-test success buoys Raytheon missile killer

Successful missile defense test means program lives another day.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

Raytheon naval interceptor fired from land in first test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has conducted the first flight test of a land-based version of a missile-defense system using an interceptor made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

May 21, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

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…

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-made interceptor hits missile in latest test

A missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems intercepted a ballistic-missile target, and a land-based system using Raytheon radar shot down a second target, in a key test of the nation’s missile defense system.

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Raytheon interceptor hits mark in latest test

A missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems intercepted a ballistic-missile target and a land-based system using Raytheon radar shot down a second target, in a key test of the nation's missile defense system.

September 10, 2013 3:38 pmLoading…
Missile interceptor fails latest long-range test

Missile interceptor fails latest long-range test

It will be some time before the Pentagon pinpoints the cause of a recent failed intercept test of the nation's system of ground-based missile interceptors, which features a kinetic warhead made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

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Missile interceptor fails latest long-range test

Missile interceptor fails latest long-range test

A ground-based ballistic missile interceptor was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. in a non-intercept flight test in January. A similar missile failed to intercept its target as planned in a July 5 test.

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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 missile passes an important test flight

Raytheon missile passes an important test flight

Raytheon's SM-3 Block IB interceptor was launched Wednesday from the USS Lake Erie during a test-firing by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Navy. The interceptor met its goal.

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Raytheon missile passes an important test flight

Raytheon missile passes an important test flight

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.

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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…

Raytheon interceptor hits mark using satellite data

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.

February 13, 2013 3:01 pmLoading…

Tucson-based Raytheon unit gets $360M for ship-defense missiles

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has been awarded more than $360 million in contracts to produce and support a key ship-defense missile system for the U.S. and allied navies, the Defense Department announced.

December 28, 2012 2:23 pmLoading…
Tucsonans awed by morning missile contrail

Tucsonans awed by morning missile contrail

Photos of an unusual formation in the sky over Tucson started to be posted on Facebook just after dawn today.

September 13, 2012 8:47 am Photos

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Raytheon scores contract for 19 more missile killers

Raytheon scores contract for 19 more missile killers

The warhead of a Standard Missile Block IB missile interceptor fires its thrusters in a test-firing of a flight control system at Aerojet.

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