WALTHAM, Mass., July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE:
RTN) will highlight its global capabilities as an integrator of mission
systems during this year's Farnborough Air Show opening July 19.
"We will showcase our capabilities during the show that allow our
customers to perform their missions," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon
chairman and CEO. "In today's environment, it is no longer just about
products but how they are integrated together. Raytheon has the domain
knowledge that allows us to integrate these systems to enable customer
"The Farnborough Air Show provides us a unique opportunity to discuss our
mission solutions with our customers and industry partners," said Louise
Francesconi, president of Raytheon Missile Systems business. "For Missile
Systems, we expect to discuss new developments in the effects chain." In
addition to Missile Systems, other Raytheon businesses participating in the
show are Space and Airborne Systems, Intelligence and Information Systems,
Raytheon Aircraft, and Integrated Defense Systems.
Raytheon expertise in airborne surveillance and reconnaissance systems,
network centric systems, unmanned airborne systems, weapon systems and
military pilot training systems will be profiled during press briefings at the
show July 19-22.
On July 19 at 7:30 a.m. representatives from Raytheon and the UK Ministry
of Defense will highlight recent successes of the Airborne Stand-Off Radar
(ASTOR) system. Also on July 19 at 1 p.m. Raytheon representatives will
discuss the Rapid Partnering in Defence (RaPID) program. On July 20 at noon
Capt. "BD" Gaddis, USN F/A-18 program manager, will talk about the F/A-18
Super Hornet as a network centric platform. On July 21 at 10 a.m. Capt. Dave
Dunaway, USN weapons program manager, will talk about the latest developments
in the JSOW, or Joint Standoff Weapon, program. Also on July 21 at noon Brig.
Gen. James Smith USAF (Ret.) will discuss Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, focusing
on developments in the expendable and weapon-sized category.
Three of the company's strategic business areas -- missile defense,
precision engagement, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance --
will be the primary focus at the Raytheon exhibit. The exhibits include the
sensor-to-shooter systems for precision engagement, including the latest in
active electronically scanned arrays (AESA), electronic warfare and air-to-air
and air-to-ground weapons. The ISR systems featured include the sensor
systems for the U.S. Navy's Multi Mission Aircraft and the integrated sensor
suite for the Global Hawk. Among the missile defense systems are Patriot and
Raytheon Aircraft will be unveiling its evolutionary T-6B advanced
avionics training aircraft in the static display, and world-renowned aerobatic
pilot Patty Wagstaff will perform during the show in the T-6 primary trainer.
"This is the first time a Raytheon aircraft will be flown during the show,"
said Jim Schuster, Raytheon Aircraft Company chairman and CEO. "With the T-
6B's versatile cockpit, we can increase the student's exposure to advanced
avionics in the primary phase of training and more easily facilitate the
transition to more sophisticated platforms." The T-6B will be the subject of
a July 20 press briefing at 8:30 a.m. Wagstaff is scheduled to be inducted in
the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, on July 17.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 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 78,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
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