Raytheon to establish global headquarters in Virginia – The North State Journal

FILE – An American flag flies in front of the facade of Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems facility in Woburn, Mass., June 10, 2019. Aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies will establish a global headquarters in Arlington, Va., a the company announced on Tuesday. , June 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

RICHMOND, Va. — Aerospace and defense company Raytheon Technologies will establish global headquarters in Arlington, Va., the company announced Tuesday.

The location just outside of Washington “increases agility in supporting U.S. government and commercial aerospace customers and serves to strengthen partnerships that will advance innovative technologies to advance the industry,” the company said. in a press release.

Each of the company’s four business units – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense – currently have operations in Virginia. The new office will be located in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, adjacent to the existing Intelligence and Space business.

The company currently employs about 130 people at its Arlington site and does not expect that number to increase significantly, spokesman Chris Johnson said. Raytheon will maintain its presence in Massachusetts, including at its current headquarters in Waltham, he wrote in an email.

The company has not accepted or sought any financial incentive from the state or any municipality as part of the new office, according to the press release.

Raytheon’s announcement comes about a month after Boeing Co. announced plans to move its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington.

Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin welcomed the announcement, saying it showed the state was “the best destination for the aerospace and defense community.”

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