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Navy Awards Raytheon $16.6 Million to Support F/A-18 Protection Systems

GOLETA, Calif., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $16.6 million order for performance based logistics (PBL) support of its state-of-the-art ALR-67(V)3 radar warning receiver system, which protects crews of U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F carrier-based tactical aircraft.

The order was received from the Naval Inventory Control Point, Philadelphia, Pa., and covers the ninth annual increment in an 11-year contract. The contract encompasses Mission Support of fielded ALR-67(V)3 systems, including repairs, spares, reliability and maintainability system improvements, obsolescence management, and field installation support. Contract performance is measured against requirement metrics for availability and reliability and is managed with a comprehensive, Web-based PBL information management system fully integrated with Navy supply systems.

"Our PBL support for the ALR-67(V)3 is a model of excellence," said Roy Azevedo, manager of Raytheon's Electronic Warfare business area. "By eliminating traditional repair turnaround times and increasing system reliability, we're able to achieve constant readiness for Navy F/A-18 warfighters."

The AN/ALR-67(V)3 system provides advanced techniques to detect and identify threat radar emitters, thereby enhancing the survivability of aircraft equipped with the system. More than 400 radar warning receivers plus spares have now been ordered under the overall production program, including systems for F/A-18 aircraft of the Royal Australian Air Force.

Work on the radar warning receiver system is being done by the company's Electronic Warfare organization in Goleta with support of facilities in El Segundo, Calif., Forest, Miss., and McKinney, Texas. Obsolescence management is performed by the Naval Underwater Warfare Center, Keyport, Wash., under a partnership agreement with Raytheon.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 80 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 73,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Ron Colman, +1-805-879-2041

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

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