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Raytheon's FIRSTplus ATC Simulation System Selected as Training Tool for Air Traffic Controllers in India

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 6, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Canada Limited has received a contract award to deliver a turnkey FIRSTplus air traffic control (ATC) training simulator to the Civil Aviation Training College (CATC) in Allahabad, India. Financial terms were not disclosed. The company expects the system to be operational by mid 2005.

SES Systems Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited, is the prime contractor.

FIRSTplus is a leading edge, user friendly, highly realistic and cost effective ATC training tool. Based on a commercial-off-the-shelf, Windows- based system, FIRSTplus includes a virtual control tower "out of the window" display as well as virtual radar simulation that represent enroute and terminal ATC environments. The system is based on the solid foundation of Raytheon's FIRST product which is fielded in more than 40 countries.

FIRSTplus presents a highly realistic, three-dimensional tower environment that will allow CATC to conduct rigorous instruction and evaluation of air traffic control trainees, without incurring the risk and cost associated with traditional on-the-job training.

"This project exemplifies the partnership between Raytheon's technology and excellent suppliers in the region," said Geoff Murray, Raytheon's director of air traffic control simulation. "Our customers will receive the benefits of FIRSTplus, along with the benefits of a talented Asian supplier."

"FIRSTplus is a key driver of our export portfolio," said Ron Fisher, Raytheon Canada's president and CEO. "We're pleased to partner with SES Systems in this important venture."

Raytheon Canada Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, has more than 1400 employees throughout Canada who serve the aerospace and defense sectors with a broad range of high technology products and services.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.


   Corinne Kovalsky (Canada)

   Jeff Nelligan (USA)
SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/

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