former American defense contractor and industrial corporation

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]

Raytheon Company
Traded asNYSERTN
S&P 500 Component
IndustryAerospace and defense
FoundedCambridge, Massachusetts, United States (1922)
FounderVannevar Bush
Laurence K. Marshall
Charles G. Smith
HeadquartersWaltham, Massachusetts, United States
Area served
Key people
William H. Swanson
(Chairman) & (CEO)
RevenueIncrease $24.857 billion (2012)
Increase $2.857 billion (2012)
Increase $1.896 billion (2012)
Total assetsIncrease $25.854 billion (2012)
Total equityIncrease $8.340 billion (2012)
Number of employees
71,000 (2011)[1]
Websitewww.Raytheon.com (established 1999)


  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 Archived 2012-02-11 at the Wayback Machine. Sazhightechconnect.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-04.
  3. "Raytheon Company: History". Raytheon. Retrieved 2012-06-10.