US Office of Naval Research awards Raytheon contracts to develop next-generation power technology for naval systems

       US Office of Naval Research awards Raytheon contracts to develop
              next-generation power technology for naval systems

Advanced power distribution system will dramatically improve fuel efficiency
and enable ship systems to tap more power as needed

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 10, 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has been awarded two Phase 2 contracts under the Office of Naval Research's
(ONR) Compact Power Conversion Technologies (CPCT) program. The program aims
to deliver better fuel economy and architectural flexibility for critical
mission systems on future surface ships and submarines.

"As the U.S. Navy develops the platforms and mission systems that ready our
warfighters for requirements of the future, there's an increasing need to
provide more efficient and more capable power systems," said Joe Biondi, vice
president of Advanced Technology for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems
business. "Our continued power technology innovation supports our customers'
long-term goals and ensures warfighters can leverage the most advanced
technologies possible."

Bi-Directional Power Converter and Power Management Controller

  oBi-Directional Power Converter (BDPC): The BDPC initiative develops high
    density and efficiency power converters that enable new, more energy
    efficient ship power system architectures. The modular, flexible BDPC
    interfaces with high power radar, energy storage, pulsed loads and motor
    drives. The BDPC reduces the total cost of ownership by reducing weight
    and volume by a factor of three, while achieving efficiency of 96-98
    percent. In addition, the BDPC can provide power for multiple classes of
    ships and ensures graceful degradation by providing both built-in spares
    and redundancy.
  oPower Management Controller: The power management controller enables a new
    generation of intelligent shipboard power control by optimizing
    performance across various systems. For example, the system can balance
    planned and unplanned pulse power loads by intelligently using all
    components in the power system. In addition, this capability can provide
    higher performance with an existing power system or minimize the equipment
    required when designing a new system. With such capabilities in place,
    ships might no longer require discrete energy storage for separate
    systems; power would be collectively stored, shared and distributed as
    required for a given mission.

These one-year programs for a Bi-Directional Power Converter and a Power
Management Controller extend Raytheon's recent success in developing
next-generation power technologies for naval systems.They will help to reduce
critical footprint and manning on future naval platforms.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 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. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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