RTN - Raytheon
Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) was founded in 1922 in what almost sounds like a tech company in the 1980s, as two college students, Laurence K. Marshall and Vannevar Bush and scientist Charles G. Smith started the company as the American Appliance Company.
The company in its beginnings manufactured motors, machinery and related components.
Today Raytheon focuses on six business sectors: Integrated Defense Systems, Intelligence and Information Systems, Missile Systems, Network Centric Systems), Space and Airborne Systems and Technical Services.
Most of the business generated by Raytheon targets governments around the world, including the United States.
Recent acquisitions include BBN Technologies, Telemus Solutions, Inc., and SI Government Solutions.
The company is based in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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