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Raytheon Missile Systems named Alabama Manufacturer of the Year
Business Council of Alabama honors company for excellence in manufacturing

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business received the Manufacturer of the Year award from the Business Council of Alabama during a ceremony in Montgomery.  The award recognizes the Raytheon Redstone Missile Integration Facility for manufacturing excellence.

A Raytheon built SM-6 missile assembled at the state-of-the-art factory in Huntsville, Ala.

"Our Huntsville team utilizes automation and technological advancements to produce the most effective and reliable missiles for our domestic and international customers," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "This award further validates our attention to detail and our commitment to innovation that began long before we broke ground for this facility in 2011. We are honored to be recognized by the Business Council of Alabama for our innovative manufacturing processes."

At the cutting-edge factory located on the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal, technicians complete final assembly and testing of Standard Missile-3 and SM-6 interceptors.  The missiles move inside the facility on special vehicles. These laser-guided transports handle all hardware moves necessary, allowing technicians to concentrate on other aspects of production.  

About Business Council of Alabama

The Business Council of Alabama is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. BCA is Alabama's exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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