EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy
has been appointed vice president for the expanded Integrated Airborne Systems
business of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS).
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The expanded business combines the Unmanned and Reconnaissance Systems
(URS) and the Integrated Airborne Systems (IAS) activities of SAS. Kennedy
had headed URS. Richard R. Anderson, who announced his retirement, had led
"I want to thank Rich Anderson for his many contributions to SAS and to
me, both personally as well as professionally," Jack R. Kelble, president of
SAS, said. "Effective immediately, we are combining the URS and IAS
businesses under the leadership of Tom Kennedy to optimize resources to focus
on customer satisfaction, execution and growth."
Kennedy leads the participation by SAS in the Global Hawk, Joint Unmanned
Combat Air System and U-2 programs. He also directs pursuits of additional
unmanned-systems business. His expanded responsibilities bring under his
leadership SAS participation in such programs as Airborne Standoff Radar
(ASTOR), Multi-platform Technology Insertion (MP-RTIP), E-10A Multi-sensor
Command and Control (MC2A) and High Integrity Surveillance and Reconnaissance
Kennedy, who holds a doctoral degree in engineering from the University of
California Los Angeles, joined Raytheon in 1983. He directed the capture by
the company of the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar Program
for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, currently in flight test by the U.S. Navy. In
2003 he was part of the team that received the Laureate Award from Aviation
Week and Space Technology magazine for achievements on the AESA program.
Before joining Raytheon, Kennedy served as a captain in the U.S. Air
Force, managing development and production of avionic systems for satellite
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, with 2004 sales of $4 billion and
headquarters in El Segundo, designs, develops and manufactures advanced
systems for precision engagement, missile defense and intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance. The business employs more than 13,000 and
has additional facilities in Goleta, Calif., Dallas, McKinney and Plano,
Texas, and several international locations.
Raytheon Company, with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader
in defense and government electronics, space, information technology,
technical services and special-mission aircraft. Headquartered in Waltham,
Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
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