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Raytheon Awarded $154 Million for Taiwan Patriot Upgrade

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has received a $154 million Foreign Military Sales contract award to upgrade Taiwan's Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems.

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., issued the contract that includes upgrade kits for radar and command and control components, a radar refurbishment, and related engineering and technical services.

"Upgrading Patriot fire units from Configuration-2 to Configuration-3 will provide Taiwan with enhanced system capabilities to meet current and emerging threats," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Patriot Programs at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "These awards are additional indications of the viability of Patriot as a reliable air and missile defense system."

This contract is in addition to two other awards Raytheon received last year for Taiwan Patriot support - one in March for upgrades and another in April for technical services.

Work under this contract will be performed by Raytheon IDS at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; the Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala.; the Mission Capability and Verification Center, White Sands, N.M., and by Raytheon Technical Services Company in El Paso, Texas.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

    Mike Nason

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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