By Suzanne Maher
September 11, 2015
WHO IS RAYTHEON?
Raytheons Corporate History From Their Website:
The company’s founders were Vannevar Bush, who would become dean of MIT’s School of Engineering; Laurence Marshall, an engineer; and Charles G. Smith, a scientist who had done work on the electrical properties of gases.
Their revolutionary innovation was the S gas rectifier tube, a device that eliminated one of the cumbersome expensive batteries that previously powered home radios.
Raytheon moved to the forefront of innovation in the electronics industry. During World War II, Raytheon employees contributed to the war effort. They supplied 80 percent of the magnetron tubes used in U.S. and British radars and developed parts for the crucial proximity fuse in antiaircraft shells, among other equipment.
After the war Raytheon began offering civilian products, the microwave being among the most well known. Raytheon engineer Percy Spencer discovered microwave cooking when, as he stood in front of an active magnetron, a candy bar in his pocket began to melt. Intrigued, he sent out for popcorn kernels – and they began to pop. With that, a new appliance was soon on its way.
In the decades that followed, Raytheon employees would build on the company’s reputation for technology and innovation leadership. Today it stands as a global technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets.
From Dr. Nick Begich’s HAARP.net
In 1994 Raytheon was listed as number forty-two on the Fortune 500 list of companies. Raytheon has thousands of patents, some of which will be valuable in the HAARP program. There are twelve patents which are the backbone of the HAARP project, and are now buried among the thousands of others held in the name of Raytheon.
It’s all about the microwaves….