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Raytheon's Space & Airborne Unit Develops Surveillance Sensors in McKinney, Texas

Raytheon's Space & Airborne Unit Develops Surveillance Sensors in McKinney, Texas - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon's Space & Airborne Unit Develops Surveillance Sensors in McKinney, Texas - top government contractors - best government contracting eventA Raytheon business unit based in McKinney, Texas, builds sensors that work to provide aircraft, ships and spacecraft with surveillance capabilities, the Dallas Business Journal reported Tuesday.

The company's space and airborne systems business unit recorded $6.4B in 2017 sales and has approximately 2.2K employees who help produce several products, such as multispectral targeting system sensors, high-energy laser weapons and SeaVue radar, through its McKinney-based plant.

“Here at SAS, we combine all of those technologies into a single package so we provide the [Defense Department], the warfighter and the decision makers in the Pentagon with the intelligence and information they need,“ said Aaron Maestas, engineering fellow and chief engineer at surveillance and targeting systems at Raytheon's SAS.

Raytheon has about 8K employees working across the Dallas-Forth Worth area and looks to hire 430 additional people in response to evolving threats and aging workforce.

“It’s engineers, working in the day-to-day, it’s manufacturing, it’s across the board we are hiring in basically every position,” Maestas said.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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