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From humming robots to howling jets, Nerf-dart shootouts to speeding satellites – the past year was one of excitement and discovery here at Raytheon. Here are some of our favorite feature articles from 2012, Raytheon's 90th year of technology and innovation leadership.

Inspiration, Dedication and Perseverance: Raytheon's Year in Corporate Responsibility
Inspiration, Dedication and Perseverance: Raytheon's Year in Corporate Responsibility

From saluting America's military veterans to celebrating the national math champion, Raytheon's 2012 Corporate Responsibility program focused on empowering today's armed services personnel and tomorrow's innovators.

Factory of the Future is Key to Missile Defense
Factory of the Future is Key to Missile Defense

Designed with virtual reality tools and outfitted with robotic vehicles, Raytheon's Huntsville, Ala. plant will play a key role in international missile defense.

Modernized Patriot: Faster, Smaller, Smarter, Better
Modernized Patriot: Faster, Smaller, Smarter

From the tip of its nose cone to the base of its radar, designers have invested more than $400 million into Patriot in the last four years as part of a massive program aimed at making the legendary air and missile defense system faster, smarter and tougher.

Defense Leader Raytheon Celebrates 60 Years on the NYSE by Ringing Closing Bell
Defense Leader Raytheon Celebrates 60 Years on the NYSE by Ringing Closing Bell

Sixty years ago, television was taking the nation by storm. Microwaves were popping up in kitchens. Computers were beginning to change the world. And on Wall Street, Raytheon, the company at the center of all this technological change, was joining the New York Stock Exchange.

Foam Darts and Big Ideas as Raytheon Becomes Cyber
Foam Darts and Big Ideas as Raytheon Becomes Cyber Powerhouse

With a rainbow-colored rack of toy dart guns on the wall, a foosball table in the break room and a dress code of T-shirts and jeans, SI Government Solutions looks more like a Silicon Valley startup than part of a big defense company.

Aiming Higher: Astronaut Goes from Sketching Planes to Walking in Space
Aiming Higher: Astronaut Goes from Sketching Planes to Walking in Space

When Robert Curbeam was a kid, he spent hours designing airplanes and rockets: sketching out the fins, coloring in the flames and pondering the sweep of each hand-drawn wing. But actually flying into space? That dream came later for this veteran.

NASA Unveils "Black Marble" Images Taken From VIIRS Sensor
NASA Unveils "Black Marble" Images Taken From VIIRS Sensor

Raytheon's VIIRS sensor system makes history as NASA unveils new Black Marble images - three unique views of Earth at night.

Raytheon Has Found Diversification and Stability Overseas as Foreign Customers Come Calling, Execs Say
Raytheon Has Found Diversification and Stability Overseas as Foreign Customers Come Calling, Execs Say

Raytheon's leaders have been crisscrossing the globe in recent years as foreign sales have become an ever-larger slice of business. Learn about the company's international strategy.

Raytheon's 90th Anniversary: A Perpetual Engine of Technology and Innovation Leadership
Raytheon’s 90th Anniversary: A Perpetual Engine of Technology and Innovation Leadership

Ninety years ago, the founders of a high-tech startup used chalk and string to trace the dimensions of their first lab – setting Raytheon on a historic course of continual renewal inspired by customer focus, strong values, and excellence in technology and innovation.

Sensors Become Deciding Factor Between Battlefield Victory and Deadly Mistakes
Sensors Become Deciding Factor Between Battlefield Victory and Deadly Mistakes

On today’s battlefield, the best sensors are increasingly marking the difference between defeating the enemy and making a deadly mistake. Raytheon engineers have been working to make those sensors lighter, faster, tougher and more effective.

Tomahawk Cruise Missile Continually Evolves to Meet Battlespace Requirements
Tomahawk Cruise Missile Continually Evolves to Meet Battlespace Requirements

Unmanned aircraft seem to get all the headlines these days. But the ship- and submarine-launched Tomahawk cruise missile — an unmanned aircraft that goes on a one-way trip — is quietly upping its game.

What’s An Old Crow, Anyway? Electronic Warriors Flock Together
What’s An Old Crow, Anyway? Electronic Warriors Flock Together

These “old crows” are charged with an important mission: to keep troops safe through electronic warfare technology.

World's First Email Puts Raytheon Engineer in the Internet Hall of Fame
World's First Email Puts Raytheon Engineer in the Internet Hall of Fame

Email inventor Ray Tomlinson recounts the day in 1971 when he sent the first email using ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet. That message was the first to use the @ symbol in an email address. In 2012 Tomlinson was inducted into the Internet Society's Internet Hall of Fame.

Back From the Edge: Wounded by a Suicide Bomber, a Career
Back From the Edge: Wounded by a Suicide Bomber, a Career Soldier Faces Civilian Life

Now a Raytheon employee, Derek Duplisea recounts the suicide bombing that changed his life.

 

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