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Here's how Raytheon's merger with United Technologies is likely to affect its Aurora office

Greg Avery
Here's how Raytheon's merger with United Technologies is likely to affect its Aurora office

Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), maker of military and aviation communications technology and other gear, is merging with Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), which is best known for making military missiles and military aircraft. It would create the a defense-contracting behemoth second in size only to Boeing (NYSE: BA), and the new Raytheon would have a combined $74 billion in sales this year. Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services division has a major campus just off Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, where it manages and creates ground control system technologies for commercial satellites and space systems for the U.S. government, military and intelligence agencies.