ENDICOTT, NY ― Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. (EI) announced today that it has been awarded an initial, multi-year production contract to supply printed circuit boards to Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems. The boards are used in the Common Integrated Processor (CIP) of the F-22 Raptor.
The F-22 Raptor, utilizing stealth technology, was originally envisioned as an air superiority fighter, but is also equipped for ground attack, electronic warfare and signals intelligence roles. The CIP is the “brains” of the avionics system and provides a fully integrated, flexible and expandable architecture for performing communications, navigation, identification, electronic warfare, radar, and sensor fusion functions.
After extensive review of technologies and manufacturing capabilities, EI was selected by Raytheon’s McKinney, TX and El Segundo, CA locations. “Our continued progression of yield improvement for these products made complex by the need for dual metallurgy and the stringent requirements surrounding this specification coupled with our meeting the performance and reliability demands led to our win of this program,” stated Eric Hills, Director of Military and Defense Programs at EI.
“This is a significant win because it represents our first contract for production in the aerospace and defense segment for Raytheon. From our initial engagements, we have made the commitment to deliver unparalleled customer service and technical support providing the quality and manufacturability Raytheon requires for its products,” commented EI President and CEO, James J. McNamara. “I’m very proud of the EI team for contributing to Raytheon’s success and it’s our intention to continue doing so for many years to come.”
About Raytheon Company’s Space and Airborne Systems Space and Airborne Systems business is a $3 billion world leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced electronic systems for precision engagement; missile defense; and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. Key capabilities include electro-optical/infrared sensors, airborne radars, solid state high energy lasers, precision guidance systems, electronic warfare systems and space-qualified systems for civil and military applications. Headquartered in El Segundo, CA, Space and Airborne Systems has 11,000 employees and additional facilities in Goleta, CA; Forest, MS; Dallas, McKinney and Plano, TX; and several international locations.