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Raytheon Vision Systems Receives 2011 Herschel Award for Technology Development

GOLETA, Calif., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) has received its fifth Herschel Award since 1987 in recognition of technological breakthroughs.

The award, presented recently at the 2011 Military Sensing Symposia held in Orlando, Fla., recognizes the development of state-of-the-art hybrid visible FPA (focal plane arrays) solutions based on Silicon P-i-N detector technology. These FPAs have superior performance in quantum efficiency, radiation hardness and spectral response relative to other more conventional imaging arrays.

"The receipt of the 2011 Herschel Award highlights the importance of our Silicon P-i-N technology and emphasizes our leadership position in high-performance visible detection capabilities," said Mike Prout, RVS general manager. "Raytheon's new Silicon P-i-N focal plane arrays are being utilized in space-based surveillance applications that encompass stringent performance requirements in terms of sensitivity, uniformity and operability."

This is a joint award shared with Teledyne Imaging Sensors.

Raytheon Company, 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.

Dave Desilets

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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