Raytheon Intelligence & Space

Raytheon Intelligence & Space Launches Paid Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program with the Department of Labor, Collin College

by | Nov 14, 2022
The average starting wage after completing an apprenticeship program is $72,000, according to the DOL.

Raytheon said its new Registered Apprenticeship Program—a first-of-its-kind in DFW—will help address a local skills gap and position North Texas as a manufacturing hub.
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A Laser Built in McKinney Can Destroy Drones, Mortar Rounds, and More
by | May 18, 2022
Raytheon's Intelligence & Space campus in McKinney is producing 50kW-class high energy laser systems that can blast enemy drones, mortar rounds, and other dangerous targets right out of the sky, before they can endanger U.S troops.

The directed energy weapon system was recently tested while mounted on a U.S. Army Stryker at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. It successfully acquired, tracked, targeted, and defeated multiple targets.
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Raytheon Intelligence & Space Opens a New Intelligent Manufacturing Center at Its McKinney Campus
by | Sep 24, 2021
The 178,000-square-foot facility is a result of a $100 million investment and collaboration with the McKinney Economic Development Corporation—which included an already-complete commitment to generate 500 skilled jobs. RI&S plans to build an even larger facility by 2025 that will generate 700 more jobs.
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Raytheon Intelligence and Space Chief Engineer Motivated by Supporting U.S. Military
Jennifer Benson's team, which spans from D.C. to California, develops communications systems that use lasers to carry secure messages and other innovations that are critical for national security.

The McKinney-based engineer also wants to help expose students of all backgrounds to possibility: "The lack of diversity in STEM stops with us."
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