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Raytheon teams with Norwegian firm on new missile

Raytheon teams with Norwegian firm on new missile

Tucson-based Raytheon Missiles made announcements Tuesday at the Farnborough International Airshow.

July 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senators working on plan to save the A-10

A group of U.S. senators, including Arizona’s John McCain, is crafting a plan to save the A-10 close air-support jet — a mainstay of Tucson’s Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

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Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Proposed halt of Tomahawk missile buys raises concerns at Raytheon

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is working to head off a proposed U.S. Navy budget proposal that would halt purchases of the Tomahawk cruise missile — the nation’s primary long-range strike missile — after 2015.

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Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Raytheon laser-guided rocket performs well in test launch

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems says the company and partner L-3 Communications have successfully test-fired a laser-guided rocket developed with the United Arab Emirates, demonstrating its potential use for protecting ships.

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Adolphus Busch Orthwein

Adolphus Busch Orthwein in 1941 at age 24, shortly after he graduated from Yale University. He soon entered the Navy, serving as a lieutenant commander in the intelligence service. Post-Dispatch file photo

December 26, 2013 3:28 pmLoading…

Capitol link

This week, the Senate will vote on a two-year budget deal, the 2014 defense budget and presidential nominees.

December 13, 2013 3:33 pmLoading…
Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

Navy deploys latest Raytheon ship-defense missile

The U.S. Navy has begun deploying a new ship-defense missile made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems, the company announced Monday.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Raytheon fetes Tomahawk but next-gen system in doubt

Raytheon fetes Tomahawk but next-gen system in doubt

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems celebrated the latest major milestone for its long-lived Tomahawk cruise missile program on Tuesday with cake and speeches.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class destr…

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

 The deckhouse for the future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sits on a barge at Norfolk Naval Station after being diverted due to weather during transit from Huntington Ingalls Industries' Gulfport Facility in Mississippi to General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. The DDG 1000-class dest…

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Building the Zumwalt

Building the Zumwalt

 The 1,000-ton deckhouse of the future destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is craned toward the deck of the ship to be integrated with the ship's hull at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. The ship launch and christening are planned in 2013. (U.S. Navy photo/Released) (Dec. 14, 2012)

October 29, 2013 2:01 pm
Tucson tech: Raytheon, British firm working on small-ship missile launcher

Tucson tech: Raytheon, British firm working on small-ship missile launcher

Looking to international markets, Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems is teaming up with a British company to develop a naval missile system for smaller ships.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am Video Loading…
Tucson tech: Raytheon, British firm working on small-ship missile launcher

Tucson tech: Raytheon, British firm working on small-ship missile launcher

The Centurion launching system, made by England-based Chemring Group, would be used as a platform for small-ship defense, employing one or more missiles made by Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems.

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Tucson-based Raytheon unit gets $535M missile contract

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems has won a $535 million contract for production of AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs), with about half of the production for foreign sales to Oman and Saudi Arabia.

June 14, 2013 4:35 pmLoading…
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.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
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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Navy Unmanned Aircraft X-47B

Navy Unmanned Aircraft X-47B

This image provided by the US Navy shows the launch of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush off the coast of Virginia on Tuesday May 14, 2013. George H.W. Bush is the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult-launch an un…

May 19, 2013 9:08 am

Navy SEAL dies after parachute accident near Marana

One of two Navy SEALs involved in a parachuting accident near Marana on Thursday has died.

March 29, 2013 3:06 pmLoading…

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