Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon and a 2019 Wash100 winner, said the company is focused on the development of hypersonics and counter-hypersonics technologies and sees a larger market for the latter.
“We really believe that the counter-hypersonic market is actually larger than the hypersonic market,” Kennedy told analysts during a call Thursday. “Not only does it include the weapons … but it also includes the entire kill chain — communication and sensors.”
“They will be able to help us, once we close, relative to their technology, especially into high-temperature materials . . . and they also do have some high-end sensors that we don’t have,” Kennedy said of UTC.