RESTON, Va., Nov. 23, 2004 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services
Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been
awarded delivery orders totaling $16.6 million by the U.S. Navy for the repair
of weapons replaceable assemblies and shop replaceable assemblies associated
with the F/A-18 AN/APG-65 radar.
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These delivery orders provide funding for repair work during the Navy's
Fiscal Year (FY) 2005. With the exception of array repairs -- which will be
performed at Raytheon's El Segundo, Calif., facility because of specialized
needs -- work will be performed in Indianapolis. The contracting activity is
the Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) Philadelphia.
"Over the years that Raytheon has provided airborne radar repair and
refurbishment services to NAVICP, we have continually improved our repair
performance," stated John P. Balaguer, RTSC vice president and general manager
of RTSC's Indianapolis-based business unit. "During FY04, our lean repair
initiatives reduced the number of in-process repairs by 30 percent and the
time it takes to accomplish those repairs by 40 percent. With these and future
initiatives, we will be able to realize similar benefits in FY05 for our
Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC provides technology solutions for
defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in product
and systems support, customized engineering and on-site engineering solutions.
Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader
in defense and government electronics, space, information technology,
technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With
headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.
Note to Editors: Additional Information
Developed by Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems under contract to The
Boeing Company, the AN/APG-65 is an all-weather, multimode sensor that is used
for both air-to-air and air-to-surface missions. It features programmable
digital computers and a built-in test system that provides total end-to-end
radar preflight checkout and continuous monitoring. The APG-65 is currently
operational in the F/A-18A-D Hornet strike fighters of the U.S. Navy and
Marine Corps and in the air forces of Canada, Kuwait and Spain. The U.S.
Marine Corps and the Italian AV-8Bs also use a slightly modified version of
the APG-65 radar.
Kristen Giddens Pinto-Coelho
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