Raytheon Recognizes Employees As Missile-Defense Pioneers
MICHAEL T. BORKOWSKI, technical director, Raytheon RF Components, and DAVID G. LAIGHTON, former chief engineer, Raytheon RF Components received the Missile Defense Agency's Technology Pioneer Award at the 6th Annual US Missile Defense Conference in Washington, D.C. Borkowski and Laighton were honored for the development of affordable and reliable X-band, solid-state, monolithic-microwave-integrated-circuit (MMIC) transmit-receive modules. Those modules form the basic building block of the current US Ballistic Missile Defense System X-band radars. These Raytheon-developed sensors include the AN/TPY-2, X-band radar aboard the Sea-Based X-band radar vessel, Ground-Based Radar-Prototype, and the Transportable Surveillance X-band radar.

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