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Raytheon Electronic Warfare Suite Selected for Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16s

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) newest integrated electronic warfare suite has been selected in a competition to provide self-protection capability for Royal Moroccan Air Force F-16 aircraft. The RMAF recently agreed to purchase 24 Block 52 F-16s from Lockheed Martin.

Known as "ACES," Raytheon's advanced countermeasures electronic system consists of a radar warning receiver, digital jammer and chaff-flare dispenser. This advanced system meets evolving customer requirements and is Raytheon's latest offering for the F-16. Raytheon's contract, received from Lockheed, calls for deliveries to begin in December 2009.

"ACES will provide the Royal Moroccan Air Force with an advanced integrated electronic warfare suite for enhanced situational awareness and survivability," said Roy Azevedo, deputy vice president for Raytheon's Tactical Airborne Systems mission area. "It paves the way for additional international sales of this advanced technology."

Raytheon's electronic warfare systems -- including towed decoy systems, radar warning receivers, and integrated suites -- are currently deployed on U.S. and international aircraft worldwide. The ACES equipment represents the latest in Raytheon's developmentally mature aircraft self-protection technology. Northrop Grumman is a key supplier on the program.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 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 72,000 people worldwide.

  Faith Jennings

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Faith Jennings of Raytheon Company, +1-310-334-2553

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

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