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Raytheon's AESA Radar for Boeing F-15E Receives New Designation

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) active electronically scanned array radar for Boeing's F-15E aircraft has been given the U.S. Air Force's latest designation of AN/APG-82(V)1.

The radar, specific for Air Force requirements, is the latest evolution in Raytheon's world-leading AESA family of products. The program is in development to provide next-generation air-to-air and air-to-surface capabilities for the F-15E fleet. By maximizing technologies from the proven APG-79 for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G, and the APG-63(V)3 for the F-15C, Raytheon will deliver a low-risk, cost-effective radar to modernize the Eagle platform.

"Raytheon's relentless commitment to AESA technology enhancement ensures the warfighter is equipped with the most advanced systems in air combat today," said Dr. Tom Kennedy, vice president for Tactical Airborne Systems. "The approval of the APG-82 designation cements Raytheon's leadership as the AESA radar provider and underscores our continued success at delivering cutting-edge, proven technology to our customers."

The APG-82(V)1 optimizes the F-15E's multirole mission capability. In addition to the radar's extended range and improved multitarget tracking and precision-engagement capabilities, the APG-82 offers more than 20 times the system reliability of the legacy F-15E APG-70 radar. This phenomenal level of reliability and maintainability will result in significant maintenance cost savings for the Air Force.

Prime contractor Boeing competitively selected Raytheon in November 2007 to provide its AESA technology for the F-15E radar modernization program. Raytheon's AESA technology is the radar of choice for the F-15C, F-15E, F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The technology is also approved for export to various international customers, including Singapore, Australia and India.

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:

American military equipment is designated by the Department of Defense according to the Joint Electronics Type Designation System (JETDS), which indicates the applicable platform and capabilities of a particular system. While the AN/ prefix remains from the previously used Joint Army-Navy Nomenclature System, APG-82 can be explained by JETDS as follows:

-- A indicates that the equipment is for installation on a piloted aircraft.

-- P means the equipment is a radar.

-- G indicates that it is a fire-control product.

-- 82 is the sequential number for the next AN/APG provided by the Air Force.

    Faith Jennings

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