When Raytheon decided to build a new missile factory, it brought in new technologies and replaced a manual-intensive process that was prone to mistakes.
The giant military contractor opened its doors today on its brand-new missile assembly and test facility. It will make SM-3s and SM-6s for the U.S. and allied militaries.
The giant military contractor today opened the doors to its mammoth missile production and test facility in Huntsville, Ala.
The Air Force expects to deploy its $3.5 billion system by 2017, and in the process improve its space debris tracking ten-fold. If it works, as many as 200,000 pieces of junk can be tracked.
Raytheon shows the world how it used a high-powered laser, combined with a Phalanx Close-in weapon system, to shoot four down unmanned aerial vehicles.
Road Trip 2010: The defense giant says its high power, solid-state laser, and Phalanx Close-in Weapon System downed four UAVs.
The U.S. Navy is evaluating next-gen radar technology from three major military contractors. Raytheon says its Gallium Nitride tech has surpassed 1,000 hours of testing without problems, a crucial step.
Road Trip 2011: At Paris Air Show, military contractor is showcasing new technologies, including one intended to allow commanders in the field to triangulate multiple sources of intelligence data.
The Mark V engine made by Cyclone Power Technologies is to be redesigned for the defense company in a new "MantaRay" version.
Road Trip 2010: The defense giant encourages openness among its 40,000-plus engineers as it tackles tech issues in areas from missiles to radar to semiconductors.