WASHINGTON – Raytheon Technologies announced Tuesday that it will relocate its global headquarters to Arlington, Virginia, later this year.

This move from Raytheon’s current headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, increases the contractor’s presence in the Washington, DC, near the Pentagon and Capitol Hill area. Raytheon already has locations in Virginia for each of its four business units.

And that follows Boeing’s announcement last month that it will move its headquarters from Chicago to Arlington.

The relocation of Raytheon to the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, along with Raytheon Intelligence & Space, will take place in the third quarter of 2022. The company said it was not receiving or seeking any financial incentives to relocate to Virginia.

“The location increases flexibility with the support of the US government and aerospace customers and serves to strengthen partnerships that will advance in innovative technologies to advance the industry,” Raytheon said in a statement. “Washington, DC serves as a convenient travel center for global customers and company employees.”

In addition to Boeing’s plans to move to Arlington, other major defenders based in the Washington area include Lockheed Martin in Bethesda, Maryland; Northrop Gruman in Falls Church, Virginia; Science Applications International Corp. in Reston, Virginia; and General Dynamics in Reston. The American branch of the British company BAE Systems is also located in Reston.

Stephen Lowey is an air warfare reporter for Defense News. He previously reported on Military.com, covering the Pentagon, special operations and air warfare. He previously covered US Air Force leadership, personnel and operations for the Air Force Times.


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