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Raytheon Australia leads Defence Industry in Process Maturity

CANBERRA  – 12 February 2010: Raytheon Australia’s Managing Director, Michael Ward, today announced the company had achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 across the organisation.

CMMI is a model based process improvement framework that has been developed with Defence and industry by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.  The model covers a range of process areas including business management, project management, engineering and support.

The completion of external appraisals means that Raytheon Australia is the first defence company in the country to achieve the DMO’s industry target of CMMI Level 3 across its organisation.

Mr Ward said “This is the result of a long term commitment by Raytheon. It has taken us five years and significant investment to achieve this level of process maturity across our entire Australian enterprise. We now have strong business processes across the company that are fully integrated into our many projects.

He said that over the past 10 years Raytheon Australia has continued to invest and develop local capability and this was further recognition of the success of that endeavour.

“This is external validation that our customers can rely upon Raytheon to have the best engineering and project management processes in Australian defence industry; processes that underpin every project we undertake.”

Mr Ward paid credit to those in his company who had worked tirelessly to develop processes, apply them in projects and who had participated in external appraisals.

“Now that we have reached this milestone I am determined that we secure these gains.   We will continue to invest in CMMI to maintain our industry leadership and to ensure that we can adapt to market demands and continue to be a trusted partner for our Australian customers,” Mr Ward said.

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide. 

Contact
Gerry Wheeler
+61 439 501 327
gerard.wheeler@raytheon.com.au