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Raytheon Delivers First Joint Standoff Weapon C to Australia

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the first Joint Standoff Weapon C to Australia in July for the Royal Australian Air Force's new F/A-18F Hornet fighter aircraft.

In addition to the JSOW C, the RAAF has placed an order for the JSOW C-1, which is currently in production; deliveries will begin in 2010. The JSOW C-1 maintains the land attack capability of JSOW C and adds a moving maritime target capability by incorporating a datalink. This enables the JSOW to receive target updates as it flies to its objective.

"We're thrilled that Australia is a member of the growing JSOW family," said Phyllis McEnroe, Raytheon's JSOW program director. "The on-time delivery of the JSOW C positions Australia well for its 2010 JSOW C-1 deliveries."

The combat-proven JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground glide weapons with a range of 70 nautical miles (80.5 statute miles). It employs an integrated GPS-inertial navigation system and terminal uncooled infrared seeker that guides the weapon to the target. JSOW is integrated on all variants of the F/A-18, F-15, and on several variants of the F-16, B-2 and B-52 aircraft. The weapon is currently being integrated on the Joint Strike Fighter.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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.

Note to Editors:

Raytheon's JSOW program provides more than 280 jobs in Tucson, Ariz. Scores of Raytheon suppliers associated with the JSOW program provide employment to hundreds of people across the U.S.

Major suppliers include: Carleton Technologies, Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y.; Computer Optical Products, Inc., Chatsworth, Calif.; Enser, Pinellas Park, Fla.; GE Aviation Systems, LLC, Bohemia, N.Y.; Goodrich Corporation, Vergennes, Vt.; Herley Industries, Lancaster, Pa.; Honeywell International Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; Klune Industries, Inc., Spanish Fork, Utah; L-3 Communications, Menlo Park, Calif.; L-3 Communications Telemetry West, San Diego, Calif.; LaBarge, Inc., Saint Louis, Mo.; Primus Technologies, Corp., Williamsport, Pa.; Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapid, Iowa

    Contact:
    John Patterson
    520.794.4559 (office)
    520.440.2194 (mobile)
    John_b_patterson@raytheon.com

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