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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Raytheon bases new intelligence unit in Sterling

Waltham, Mass.-based defense contractor Raytheon said Thursday that its newly formed intelligence, information and services business will establish its headquarters at the company’s existing Sterling office.

The new unit stems from a consolidation the company announced last month. As a result, Raytheon combined its Garland, Tex.-based intelligence and information systems business with its technical services unit, which was already located in Sterling, to form the new IIS unit.

The company moved into its Sterling campus at AOL’s corporate park in late 2010, in an effort to consolidate multiple local Raytheon sites.

Raytheon spokesman Dave Desilets said the company does not plan to add office space at the site. He would not comment on whether the company will add employees at the Sterling campus.

One of “the major factors behind these moves ... is proximity for customers,” he said.

The intelligence, information and services unit will focus on areas from navigation to training to logistics for government and commercial customers, the company said.

As part of the consolidation, Raytheon’s space and airborne systems business will move from El Segundo, Calif. to McKinney, Tex., where the company said it already has a presence. Raytheon’s integrated defense systems unit will remain in Tewksbury, Mass. and its missile systems unit in Tucson.

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