Rasky Partners is working Washington for defense giant Raytheon, a leading contractor for missile defense systems.

The Waltham, MA-based company produces the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system, which is used by 14 countries.

Raytheon on Jan. 9 picked up a $1.5B pact to provide additional capabilities for the Patriot system.

The State Dept. this month approved the $133M sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan as part of that country's effort to defend against an attack from North Korea.

Reuters reported the Japanese deal would include anti-ballistic missiles from Raytheon and BAE Systems to follow through on President Trump's commitment to provide defense capabilities to allies threatened by North Korea's provocative behavior.

Rasky's Jessica Tocco (BGR alum and one-time director of the US Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam), Bethany Bassett, former legislative aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Alexandria Wich, (aide to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) are on Rasky's Raytheon team.