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Raytheon applies civil experience to military programmes

7th November 2011 - 16:02 GMT | by Beth Stevenson

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Raytheon is making a series of moves to incorporate experience from the commercial aspect of its business to apply to military programmes, according to company officials.

Speaking at a Raytheon media briefing on 4 November at the company's Glenrothes site in Edinburgh, Jim Trail, site executive, said that this is 'the next step along the line of reinventing itself' for Raytheon.

The company's manufacture of silicon carbide (SiC), a material that can withstand far higher temperatures than the standard silicon used in defence micro-computing, is a 'classic example' of moving from civil to defence, Trail explained.

'SiC is a commercial

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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