Raytheon to boost expertise in small satellites, space sensors with acquisition of Blue Canyon Technologies

Dec. 7, 2020
Blue Canyon Technologies has around 90 satellites in production for the U.S. Air Force, NASA, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

WALTHAM, Mass. – Raytheon Technologies has agreed to acquire the privately held Blue Canyon Technologies, a provider of small satellites, spacecraft systems, and spacecraft components. Electronics Weekly reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 Dec. 2020 -- The companies expect the acquisition to be completed by early 2021, subject to regulatory approvals. Blue Canyon Technologies will report into Raytheon Intelligence & Space, one of the businesses that make up Raytheon Technologies.

"This acquisition enables us to deliver a broader range of solutions to support our customers’ space missions – from sensing subsystems to mission systems integration and from launch and range support to on-orbit operations," says Roy Azevedo, president of Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space specializes in military and aerospace sensors and related technologies. It is a $14 billion revenue company in 2019, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corp.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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