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Raytheon Company
Traded asTemplate:Nyse
S&P 500 Component
IndustryAerospace and defense
When it was createdCambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1922)
People who started itVannevar Bush
Laurence K. Marshall
Charles G. Smith
HeadquartersWaltham, Massachusetts, United States
Area servedworldwide
Key peopleWilliam H. Swanson
(Chairman) & (CEO)
Money earnedIncrease $24.857 billion (2012)
Operating incomeIncrease $2.857 billion (2012)
Net incomeIncrease $1.896 billion (2012)
Total assetsIncrease $25.854 billion (2012)
Total equityIncrease $8.340 billion (2012)
Employees71,000 (2011)[1]
Websitewww.Raytheon.com (established 1999)

Raytheon Company is an American defense contractor and industrial corporation. It makes military weapons and commercial electronics. It is the world's largest producer of guided missiles.[2] Raytheon was set up in 1922.[3]


  1. Raytheon Reports Solid Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2010 Results. PR Newswire. January 27, 2011
  2. Missile maker hopes to diversify, create technology for peacetime. Sazhightechconnect.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-04.
  3. "Raytheon Company: History". Raytheon. Retrieved 2012-06-10.