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Raytheon Selected to Supply Radar System for Manchester Airport

HARLOW, England, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was selected to supply a radar system to replace legacy equipment at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom under an extension to NATS' Radar Site Services (RSS) program.

The delivery and installation of the system will provide NATS with commonality across its en route surveillance infrastructure and, in this case, provide the same equipment being supplied to other major airports where NATS provides engineering support and systems.

This additional system for Manchester Airport, comprising an ASR-10SS S-Band Primary Surveillance Radar with a Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar, brings to 25 the number of systems that Raytheon UK is delivering at NATS' sites throughout the U.K.

"Raytheon has collaborated closely with us over the past 11 years to ensure our national radar network is performing for the optimum benefit of our customers with a continual program of upgrading and modernizing," said David Hawken, NATS engineering service delivery general manager. "We look forward to this site being included."

"RSS is a flagship program for Raytheon UK," said Richard Daniel, Raytheon U.K. director, Defence and Program Leadership. "The extension of the contract further demonstrates Raytheon's ability to deliver turnkey radar solutions worldwide."

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 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 89 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.


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