US Air Force endorses Raytheon's Center Display Unit for F-16 cockpits
Full-rate production of first units under way
INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has received U.S. Air Force endorsement of its Center Display Unit (CDU) as the F-16's primary flight reference (PFR). Following the endorsement late last year, the Air Force awarded Raytheon a contract for full-rate production of the first 100 CDUs.
A PFR is a requirement in all aircraft and must include airspeed, altitude and attitude data, as well as flight path information for the pilot. Besides flight data, Raytheon's CDU gives the pilot the ability to control and display information from both on-board and off-board sources, including ground force information.
"This endorsement means F-16 pilots can now use our CDU as their sole primary flight reference," said Rudy Lewis, vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support for RTSC. "The CDU's efficient installation -- which minimizes aircraft integration, airframe and wiring modifications -- demonstrates how we are listening to, and working with, our customers to provide advanced and cost-effective situational awareness products."
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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