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U.S. Air Force Transitions F-15C Raytheon AESA Radar-Equipped Aircraft to Japan

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Installation and acceptance testing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array radar on 10 U.S. Air Force F-15C aircraft is now complete. Four of these aircraft recently transitioned from Langley Air Force Base, Va. to Kadena Air Base, Japan.

"This advanced radar technology upgrade brings a robust and affordable high-performance AESA to the F-15C air-to-air variant," said Steve Schwarzkopf, director and general manager, Raytheon F-15 programs. "The U.S. Air Force aircraft equipped with the APG-63(V)3 radar will continue to protect the warfighter at home and abroad."

The APG-63(V)3 gives the U.S. Air Force's F-15 variant an affordable, high-performance AESA radar system that combines elements of Raytheon's proven APG-63(V)2 and APG-79 AESA radar technology. The APG-63(V)3 is an all weather, multimode radar that delivers superior situational awareness.

The first Air Force F-15s became operational with the world's first tactical AESA radar system in December 2000. Raytheon designed and developed the technology and has been a partner on the F-15 program for more than 35 years.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.


Lewis Brinson


Raytheon Company

Space and Airborne Systems

2000 E. El Segundo Blvd.

El Segundo, CA 90245-0902


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