From March 2010 to August 2018, Richard R. Yuse was president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), a leading provider of radar and sensor systems on airborne and space-based platforms. The business also provides communications, electronic warfare, high-energy laser solutions and special mission aircraft for the network-centric battlefield.
Before SAS, Yuse was president of Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) where he guided the business to year-over-year growth and solidified Raytheon’s
position as a global leader in training services and mission support for government and commercial customers.
He had previously served as RTSC’s vice president and deputy general manager responsible for day-to-day operations, and ensuring operational excellence for the business. Prior to his roles at RTSC, Yuse was vice president of Integrated Air Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), where he was responsible for all air
defense programs within IDS for a variety of domestic and international customers.
Before leading Integrated Air Defense, Yuse was vice president of IDS’ Missile Defense
business area where he was responsible for programs such as the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), Upgraded Early Warning Radar (UEWR) and the Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX). He was also responsible for the Sensor Netting and Concurrent Test, Training and Operations (CTTO) new business initiatives.
Since joining Raytheon in 1976, Yuse has held positions of increasing responsibility on a variety of programs. These assignments ranged from system architecture and design
to flight test director and program manager. Yuse has been assigned to a number of diverse programs and locations during his Raytheon career, such as Cobra Dane in Shemya, Alaska; the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) upgrade programs in Fylingdales, United Kingdom, and Thule, Greenland; PAVE PAWS early warning radars at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Beale Air Force Base, California;
the ship-based Cobra Judy system and HAVE STARE intelligence radar programs at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and the THAAD Flight Test Program at the
White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, where he was test director.
Yuse earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Northeastern University, where he is now a member of the university’s Corporation
Governing Board. Since 2015, Yuse has served as the director on the Space Foundation Board. Yuse joined the Economic Development Advisory Council in December 2018.