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Raytheon Completes Critical Milestone for Mobile X-band Radar System

TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 9, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently completed integration and acceptance testing of an integral element of the mobile and adaptable AN/TPY-2 X-band radar system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

The Prime Power Unit (PPU) is an air- and highway-transportable, trailer-mounted 1.3MW (megawatt) Generator Set, a key component of the Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) system.

"Completing this key milestone in the THAAD radar program moves us one step closer to providing an effective and reliable terminal missile defense capability to protect our country, our warfighters and our allies from ballistic missile threats," said Pete Franklin, vice president, National and Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The PPU will undergo extensive user evaluations, leading toward its maturity into the THAAD weapons system for fire unit deployment."

The AN/TPY-2, a transportable X-band radar system, was developed for the THAAD system. It provides a highly reliable common capability enabling both a forward-based and a terminal mode in support of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. Raytheon is the prime contractor for the AN/TPY-2, one of the company's affordable "family of X-band radars," providing the warfighter with modular, adaptable and integrated solutions to missile threats. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor for the THAAD system.

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 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.

    Maureen Heard

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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