Peace vigil at Raytheon Missile Systems at corners of Nogales Highway and Hermans Road. Vigil and parking is on the NORTH side of the Hermans Road entrance to the plant (3rd traffic light south of Valencia on Nogales Highway, the extension of South 6th Avenue). Park on the gravel off northbound Nogales Highway, between railroad tracks and highway, (closer to the highway than the railroad tracks) north of Hermans Road.
Organized by the Nuclear Resister – Signs provided or bring your own. Tax dollars for health care and education, not missiles!
In April, 2020 the Pentagon named Raytheon Missiles and Defense in Tucson as the sole-source contractor for a multi-billion dollar program to develop and produce the Long-Range Stand-Off (LRSO) missile, an all-new nuclear-armed cruise missile to be launched from the wings of warplanes. Production of this missile violates the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which entered into force in January 2021.Among many such documented examples, part numbers on shrapnel recovered at the scene confirm that a laser guided “smart” bomb made at Tucson’s Raytheon plant killed 23 people attending a wedding in northern Yemen in April 2018. The majority of casualties were women and children.
Raytheon Missiles and Defense is the most profitable division of the corporate war profiteer Raytheon Technologies. With its headquarters and largest factory in Tucson, Raytheon Missiles and Defense employs more than 13,000 of our Southern Arizona friends and neighbors.