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Raytheon Secures Contract to Equip Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets

GOLETA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $24.4 million U.S. Navy contract to equip Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornets with the ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver.

The contract, representing the first international sale of the ALR-67(V)3 for the Super Hornet, calls for the delivery of 24 radar warning receivers to the RAAF. Raytheon was recently awarded a contract to provide 55 radar warning receivers plus spares for RAAF F/A-18A+ aircraft as part of the Australia Hornet upgrade program.

"Equipping the RAAF Super Hornet with the ALR-67(V)3 is another step forward in expanding our international business," said Roy Azevedo, manager of Raytheon's Electronic Warfare business area. "The ALR-67(V)3 and its new digital technology provide critical capabilities for self-protection of the F/A-18."

The award, a foreign military sale, originated with the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Deliveries under the contract will begin in October 2009 and are expected to be complete by September 2010.

The ALR-67(V)3 is the state-of-the-art radar warning receiver on Navy F/A- 18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft. More than 400 receivers plus spares have been ordered, and additional domestic and international sales are expected.

Work on the radar warning receiver is being done by the company's Electronic Warfare organization in Goleta with support of facilities in El Segundo, Calif., Forest, Miss., and McKinney, Texas.

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.

  Ron Colman

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Ron Colman, Raytheon Company, +1-805-879-2041

Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/


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