Technical excellence has been a cornerstone of Raytheon's success for over 80 years. Our four mission areas are developing next-generation technologies in Radio Frequency (RF); Electro-Optics (EO); Missile Technologies; and Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I). Raytheon's relentless focus on these technologies is sustained through Independent Research and Development (IR&D), government-sponsored programs, strategic industry partnerships, portfolio acquisitions and relationships with U.S. universities.
Radio Frequency: Raytheon's RF technologies are central to a wide variety of missions. These include the network of U.S. missile defense sensors, air traffic management systems for commercial airliners, fighter aircraft sensor suites, ship-based self-protection systems and tactical communication networks.
Electro-Optics: Our EO technologies can be found in spacecraft, unmanned airplanes, ground vehicles and even in the hands of individual soldiers. EO is increasingly important in the Global War on Terror and allows our forces to "own the night."
Missile Technologies: Raytheon's missile technologies are proven implementers of quick and decisive victories. However, our recent expansion into non-lethal weapons provides additional tools ideally suited to the growing number of peacekeeping missions.
Command and Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence: Raytheon's C4I mission area is dedicated to bringing order to the vast flow of intelligence and operational data, extracting useful knowledge out of the data and communicating decisions in a secure and timely manner.
Raytheon's technology solutions play a critical role in security and defense, and this is what motivates us. This passion is matched only by our activities to enhance math and science education across America in order to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.