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The Trump Administration’s plan to expand U.S. missile defenses is complicated, but one common thread that runs through it is the pervasive role played by Raytheon. The Massachusetts-based military contractor seems to be involved in every facet of the missile defense architecture, from radars to interceptors to networks. And now that the Pentagon wants to take a close look at adding space-based sensors and weapons to that architecture, Raytheon’s footprint could grow even bigger. The company says on its web-site that it is the most trusted provider of missile defense solutions in the world, and that is probably true. What other company provides such solutions to the U.S., Germany, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and South Korea? Only Raytheon does. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.