McKinney mayor’s minute: Raytheon

In this edition of Mayor’s Minute, Mayor Brian Loughmiller discusses Raytheon relocating a division to McKinney, all the great things McKinney has to offer, and accessibility of City leaders.

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Raytheon wins thermal weapon sight contract

Raytheon has won a new contract to supply the U.S. army with thermal weapon sights in a deal potentially worth $131 million, company officials stated this week.

This contract is a modification of an existing agreement. Under the new contract, Raytheon could potentially supply more than 24,000 sights.

The thermal weapon sights will be built in McKinney, the headquarters of Raytheon’s network centric systems (NCS) business, the statement said. The thermal sights allow a soldier to spot targets at long distances through haze, dust, and fog.

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Raytheon receives $68-million thermal weapon sight delivery order

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been recognized as a best value provider in the award of a $68.6 million order to deliver thermal weapon sights (TWS) for enhanced night vision capabilities to acquire and accurately prosecute targets.

In reviewing other industry proposals, the U.S. Army determined that Raytheon Network Centric Systems offered best value and awarded NCS a majority delivery quantity.

This award brings the total number of Raytheon AN/PAS-13E light, medium and heavy sights ordered during the life of the program to more than 40,000. Under the prior TWS Omni program, the company delivered more than 26,500 sights.

“Raytheon’s thermal weapon sights have long set a standard of superior night vision targeting performance and durability for the soldier,” said Glynn Raymer, vice president, Raytheon NCS Combat Systems. “By employing a new high-volume, lean factory and a modular, common technology approach across our TWS product line, we have also achieved best value for the Army.”

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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Raytheon providing missile defense technology

Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) advanced Airborne Optical Sensor system is now an integral part of the Missile Defense Agency’s experimentation with forward-deployed, advanced infrared sensors for missile defense applications.

“Raytheon is proud to provide this technology to the Missile Defense Agency,” said Tim Carey, vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. “Our Airborne Optical Sensor system allows operators to have an ‘unblinking eye’ over areas of interest and allows the Missile Defense Agency to locate, identify and track missile targets that could potentially threaten the U.S., its allies, and deployed troops.”

AOSS is part of Raytheon’s family of multi-spectral targeting systems and is currently being examined by the Missile Defense Agency as a forward-deployed, advanced airborne infrared sensor.

Raytheon Multi-Spectral Targeting System provides long-range surveillance, high-altitude target acquisition and tracking of threat ballistic missiles. These systems build on Raytheon’s affordable, combat-proven systems that currently provide critical information to U.S. and coalition forces through superior image quality in day and night environments.

Raytheon Company with a campus in McKinney, Texas, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

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