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Raytheon Awarded $106 Million for Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 Production

TUCSON, Ariz., March 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $106 million contract for production of the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1.

"With this contract award, the first network-enabled weapons in the world will be produced to meet warfighter requirements," said Cmdr. Andrew Kessler, JSOW deputy program manager in the U.S. Navy's Precision Strike Weapons program office. "The JSOW C-1 will maintain all the capabilities of the proven JSOW C configuration while bringing the flexibility to engage time-sensitive maritime targets."

JSOW is a family of low-cost air-to-ground weapons that employs an integrated GPS/Inertial Navigation System that guides the weapon to the target. JSOW C-1 adds moving maritime target capability and a two-way data link to the combat-proven JSOW.

"The C-1 gives the warfighter tremendous employment flexibility," said Phyllis McEnroe, Raytheon's JSOW program director. "The JSOW family of weapons is currently integrated on a variety of platforms including the F/A-18 and several blocks of the F-16. JSOW is also scheduled for integration on the Joint Strike Fighter."

The contract includes funding for fixed-price production of more than 350 weapons, container cables and test units. The award also includes $17.2 million to transition the factory from producing the JSOW C to the JSOW C-1. Production will begin in October, and all-up round delivery to the U.S. Navy and select coalition partners is expected to begin in March 2010.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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.

Note to Editors:

This contract award was originally announced by the Department of Defense March 13, 2009.

Raytheon's JSOW program provides more than 280 jobs in Tucson, Ariz.

Scores of Raytheon suppliers associated with the JSOW program provide employment to hundreds of people across the U.S.

Major suppliers include: Carleton Technologies, Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y.; Computer Optical Products, Inc., Chatsworth, Calif.; Enser, Pinellas Park, Fla.; GE Aviation Systems, LLC, Bohemia, N.Y.; Goodrich Corporation, Vergennes, Vt.; Herley Industries, Lancaster, Penn.; Honeywell International Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; Klune Industries, Inc., Spanish Fork, Utah; L-3 Communications, Menlo Park, Calif.; L-3 Communications Telemetry West, San Diego; LaBarge, Inc., Saint Louis; Primus Technologies, Corp., Williamsport, Penn.; Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapid, Iowa

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