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Raytheon Canada to Provide High-Frequency Surface Wave Radars for Romania

WATERLOO, Ontario, Dec. 11, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $16 million subcontract by the BAV Division of VSE Corporation to provide Romania with two High-Frequency Surface Wave Radar systems.

Raytheon Canada's HFSWR system provides continuous, all-weather coverage to enable Romania to protect its maritime sovereignty in the Black Sea. The system detects and monitors any vessel movement throughout the country's 200 nautical mile (370 kilometers) Exclusive Economic Zone.

Raytheon Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada collaborated to develop the technology that helps countries strengthen their security along the coastline. HFSWR production will occur at Raytheon Canada's Waterloo facility.

"When industry partners with government agencies, the customer benefits with the best technology available from both worlds," said Brian Smith, Raytheon Canada general manager. "We worked with DRDC to research and develop this maritime domain awareness technology and are pleased to offer Romania this solution."

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.

    Ginny McAdams

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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