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Raytheon to locate headquarters of business unit in Loudoun

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Raytheon Co. announced Thursday it will locate the headquarters of its newly formed Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business at the company’s Dulles operations in Sterling.

The unit, which was recently formed by combining Raytheon’s Technical Services and Intelligence and Information Systems businesses, will move its headquarters from North Garland, Texas.

The move will only affect a small number of headquarters staff, said David Desilets, senior manager of corporate public releations for Raytheon. He did not disclose how many employees that would be.

“From a business perspective [the headquarters move] is about our proximity to our customers in the capital region and the use of existing real estate that we have,” Desilets said.

Raytheon employs about 3,500 people in Virginia, Desilets said.

ISS will provide navigation, weather, cyber-security, training, logistics, mission support and engineering solutions for intelligence community, government and commercial customers.

Raytheon, which is based in Waltham, Mass., announced in late March it would consolidate its businesses to streamline its operations and align better with customer needs.

“The company’s existing campus with room for expansion offers the right infrastructure, access to a high-tech work force and proximity to defense and government customers,” Gov. Bob McDonnell said in a statement.

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