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U.S. Air Force Transitions F-15C Raytheon AESA Radar-Equipped Aircraft to Japan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Installation and acceptance testing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar on 10 U.S. Air Force F-15C aircraft is now complete. Four of these aircraft recently transitioned from Langley Air Force Base, Va. to Kadena Air Base, Japan.

"This advanced radar technology upgrade brings a robust and affordable high-performance AESA to the F-15C air-to-air variant," said Steve Schwarzkopf, director and general manager, Raytheon F-15 programs. "The U.S. Air Force aircraft equipped with the APG-63(V)3 radar will continue to protect the warfighter at home and abroad."

The APG-63(V)3 gives the U.S. Air Force's F-15 variant an affordable, high-performance AESA radar system that combines elements of Raytheon's proven APG-63(V)2 and APG-79 AESA radar technology. The APG-63(V)3 is an all weather, multimode radar that delivers superior situational awareness.

The first Air Force F-15s became operational with the world's first tactical AESA radar system in December 2000. Raytheon designed and developed the technology and has been a partner on the F-15 program for more than 35 years.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.

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Lewis Brinson

310.647.9067

Raytheon Company

Space and Airborne Systems

2000 E. El Segundo Blvd.

El Segundo, CA 90245-0902

www.raytheon.com



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