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Raytheon Receives $11.9 Million for Initial Production of ALR-69A(V) Radar Warning Receivers

GOLETA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an $11.9 million contract to manufacture ALR-69A(V) radar warning receiver systems for the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

The new contract is for the first phase of a low rate initial production program. This phase calls for continued development of the system as well as production of 13 all-digital receivers. Deliveries of the systems are expected to begin in November 2008 and end in May 2009.

"The advanced situational awareness and targeting capabilities of the ALR- 69A(V) allow a quantum leap in performance for the warfighter," said Roy Azevedo, manager of Raytheon's Electronic Warfare business area. "We expect continued production of the system to result in economies of scale and better value offerings to our U.S. and international customers."

The ALR-69A(V) provides significantly enhanced situational awareness, improved aircrew survivability, and a solution to issues of parts obsolescence. Its digital architecture permits easy reprogramming to keep pace with future threats. The system is an upgrade replacement of the ALR-69(V) currently installed on U.S. Air Force C-130, F-16, A-10 and MH-53 aircraft.

Capabilities of the new system include advanced tactical targeting techniques that enable multi-platform geo-location for rapid and accurate passive threat location through multiple networked aircraft.

Work on the radar warning receiver system is being performed by Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business at its Tactical Airborne Systems organization in Goleta, Calif.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

Contact:
Ron Colman
805.879.2041



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