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Raytheon Awarded $8.6 Million Contract for Radar on Japan's U-125A Search and Rescue Aircraft

MCKINNEY, Texas, Nov. 16, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently awarded an $8.6 million contract to provide the APS- 134LW radar hardware to Toshiba for subsequent delivery to the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF).

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) will deliver seven receiver- exciter-synchronizer-processors and four antenna gimbals under a fixed price, follow-on production contract from Toshiba. The work will be managed and manufactured at the company's McKinney, Texas, location.

The APS-134LW radar is part of Raytheon's SeaVue family of maritime and littoral surveillance mission systems. As such, the APS-134LW provides high performance capabilities in navigation, weather, long-range search, and small target detection to support JASDF's SAR (search and rescue) mission applications.

"The APS-134LW and the entire SeaVue line are high performance, long proven and accurate maritime surveillance radar," remarked Bill Manson, Raytheon's Japan program manager for Maritime Surveillance Radar. "We are pleased to continue this partnership with Toshiba and assure mission success for the JASDF international customer."

Raytheon's co-product partnership with Toshiba provides the APS-134LW as the basis of what JASDF calls the APQ-2 Radar. Toshiba is supplying the radar transmitter and antenna reflector for the APQ-2, which is installed on the JASDF U-125A (Hawker 800) aircraft. Raytheon also supports Toshiba with yearly spares, repairs and technical support.

"JASDF requires a quality, dependable radar system for its search and rescue efforts," said Mr. Yoshihiro Sano, manager of Air Defense and Defense R&D Marketing Department, Toshiba Corporation. "Raytheon's APS-134LW offers the systems reliability and capability our customer needs to be successful in such a vital mission."

Raytheon SAS is the leading provider of sensor systems giving warfighters the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. With 2004 revenues of $4 billion and 13,000 employees, SAS is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with additional facilities in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.; Dallas, McKinney and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.

Raytheon Company, 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.

   Dave Desilets
   972-952-2239 office

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Dave Desilets of Raytheon Company, +1-972-952-2239,

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

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