Raytheon Creates Virtual Software Factory to Accelerate Military Tech Delivery; Todd Probert Quoted

Jeff Brody
Todd Probert

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has implemented a virtual software factory that will employ Agile and DevOps approaches in efforts to help military customers field new technology faster.

The company said Wednesday it aims to speed up the delivery of platforms to the defense sector through the factory composed of cloud-based tools, physical facilities and developers that code, test and identify cybersecurity risks while implementing constant feedback throughout the process, Raytheon said Wednesday.

Todd Probert, vice president for Raytheon's command and control, space and intelligence segment, said he observed that the Department of Defense’s software acquisition and development model could not keep pace with modern technology.

“They just didn’t have a good model for developing software, so everything was built and tested like hardware,” he added.

According to Raytheon, developers and customers can seek support from the factory's help desk and managed services teams that operate in a cloud environment.

Ash Collins, program manager for the software factory, noted that the company has moved to increase the number of its coding staff, facilities and industry partners for software development efforts.

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