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More than 400 Raytheon engineers and customers gathered at the Grand Hyatt Washington March 25–26 for the 2009 Raytheon Technology Forum.

With the theme, Innovating the Future, the two-day event showcased Raytheon technologies and explored innovative ways to meet customer needs.

Forum attendees listened to senior-level Raytheon and customer leaders discuss capability and mission needs, and the role of technology and innovation to meet those needs. The forum also featured informative breakout sessions on Raytheon technologies as well as demos highlighting the technologies.

Keynote Speakers
Each morning began with keynote presentations from leading Raytheon and customer voices that set the tone for the day. They included:
  • Retired U.S. Marine Corps General Peter Pace, 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Daniel Christman, senior vice president for International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • DARPA Acting Director Dr. Robert F. Leheny
  • Raytheon Network Centric Systems President Colin Schottlaender
  • Raytheon Technical Services Company President Richard R. Yuse
  • National security expert and best-selling author Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett
  • Raytheon Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance Vice President Mark E. Russell
Breakout Sessions
For a more in-depth view of Raytheon technologies and capabilities, the forum featured 45 breakout sessions. The sessions gave Raytheon engineers the opportunity to present innovative solutions in the areas of Sensing, Effects, C3I, Mission Support, Mission Assurance, and Mission Systems Integration.

Technology Demos
Many of the solutions presented in the breakout sessions were further explored in the forum's demonstration areas. Attendees saw Raytheon technologies up close in more than 8,000 square feet of demonstration space divided into ITAR-restricted and non-restricted spaces.

Warfighters Panel
The forum concluded with first-hand accounts about the need and impact of innovative technologies. The panel of six warfighters relayed experiences that put into perspective the true need for innovative solutions.