Welcome to Raytheon in Forest, MS

Southern hospitality. Pride in the mission. A space of innovation.

Raytheon Intelligence & Space Forest, MS Hero

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Here in Forest, Mississippi at Raytheon you will be surrounded by some of the world’s most technologically advanced platforms and a contagious drive for excellence that motivates everyone to be innovative, unique, and deliver cutting edge technology to support the warfighter.

With over 445,000 square feet of manufacturing space, are home to over 1,000 employees delivering excellence every day in our radar, jammer and other RF technology products.

What we do

Some of our key products and programs led out of Forest include:
  • Airborne radars supporting F/A-18 and F-15
  • Next Generation Jammer pods for E/A-18 Growler
  • Advanced Airborne Sensor pod based radar for P-8 Poseidon
  • Digital Radar Warning Receiver for USAF and USN platforms
  • Sentinel ground-based radars
  • Gen 5 radar as part of Family of Systems (FoS-2) franchise
  • Silent Knight terrain following radar for USSOCOM
Who we are

Message from the General Manager

I am extremely proud to lead the Forest CMC because, as a military verteran, I know firsthand that the products we build allow our military service members to complete their missions and return home safely to their families.
Frankie Adair
Sr. Director of Operations
Forest Site Executive

Why us?

Don't take our word for what is like to live and work in Mississippi.  Hear it from our current employees:
Jordan J. Testimonial Portrait
If you're looking for a workplace that offers ever evolving challenges, amazing opportunities and wonderful people, you've just found it.
Jordan J.
Electrical Engineer
Sean B. Testimonial Portrait
My favorite thing about working in this facility, besides the amazing culture, is the accessibility to innovation. If you have an idea, our Innovation Lab will work with you to find a way to bring your ideas to life; the sky is the limit!
Aly P.
Electrical Engineer
C.J. B. Testimonial Portrait
The sense of belonging, freedom, and opportunity brought me to Raytheon. I honestly feel like they want me here, and they prove it.
C.J. B.
Manufacturing Engineer

What makes us different?

Our technology

Our Technology.

  • Extensive antenna array calibration and test capabilities
  • Fourteen radar/antenna ranges on-site
  • Highest power handling near-field range within Raytheon Technologies
  • Advanced 3D printing for fast prototyping and tools
  • Robotic assembly and smart work stations
  • Extensive thermal and vibration screening capabilities
Global Powerhouse

Our culture.

  • Over 200 employees who are Veterans.
  • 40% People of Color
  • 40% Female
  • More than 315 Degrees and 125 Advanced Degrees
  • 5 active Employee Resource Groups
  • University relationships to research and develop cutting-edge technologies and project-based learning
Our Awards

Our awards.

  • DCSA superior security rating
  • Platinum level healthy worksite award for 9 years
  • VPP Star Certified
Team that innovates

Our benefits.

  • Flexible work schedules and paid time off to accommodate work/life balance including many with every other Friday off
  • Access to subsidized, affordable backup child care through Bright Horizons®
  • The RTX Employee Scholar Program pays for tuition, academic fees and books for undergraduate and graduate study at approved educational institutions
  • Employee Referral Incentive Program with rewards up to $20k
  • 401(k) plan that offers a broad range of investment options. For eligible employees, we will match up to 3% of your savings to help you build financial security

Why Mississippi?

From educational opportunities, to a low cost of living, to an abundance of hospitality, Mississippi has it covered. 

The public schools offer excellent academic and extracurricular programs in a system that welcomes innovation. Community support for the schools is strong, with every effort made to meet the needs of all students through special education, gifted and advanced placement and vocational classes. The schools also offer a wide variety of extracurricular activities, including top rated band and athletic programs. 

Innovative partnerships between Mississippi’s universities, industry leaders and government are helping to strengthen our research and development programs. In fact, in 2020 Raytheon was named as the inaugural recipient of the Industry Partner Award from the School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi #OleMiss. The work being done today at these research and development centers continues to position Mississippi and Raytheon Technologies even more strongly in the future.

Our Raytheon facility is located near the small town of Forest, Mississippi.  The location allows team members the opportunity to work at a large high tech facility – and the option to either live a more rural lifestyle or choose to live in the suburbs of Mississippi’s capital city, Jackson. 

Housing in the Jackson area is a pleasant blend of established neighborhoods and new subdivisions, with heavily wooded, oversized lots and acreage available at a nominal cost. Modern apartment complexes that offer attractive housing at reasonable costs are available throughout the area.

In particular, Jackson’s east suburbs of Brandon and Flowood are attractive to many of our employees, offering all the dining, shopping and cultural options of the capital city and just a scenic 45 minute, traffic-free commute to work. 

Looking for adventure after the work week is over? Our employees take advantage of fantastic places for quick day-trips or weekend getaways including major metropolitan cities such as New Orleans, LA; Memphis, TN; Birmingham, AL; Atlanta, GA; and Dallas, TX and the MS Gulf Coast beaches are less than a 3 hour drive.

Come join our Raytheon team in the Magnolia state!
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Do you have what it takes to join the brightest, most innovative minds across aviation, space and defense? From creating advanced technologies that stop tomorrow's threats to developing systems that take us to new worlds and redefine sustainability standards, we're stretching the boundaries of what's possible every day. 

Let's rise to the challenge of the moment together.

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