US Army chooses Raytheon to provide Thermal Weapon Sights

          US Army chooses Raytheon to provide Thermal Weapon Sights

Most affordable solution to the government cited as key performance metric

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a competition against two other
suppliers, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was selected by the U.S. Army to
provide Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS) with enhanced capabilities so soldiers can
better detect and engage targets day or night. One of the key drivers behind
the Army's decision was Raytheon's ability to deliver cost-effective, advanced

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The awards for new deliveries were made under a modification to an existing
contract and have a potential value of $131 million. Under the contract, which
extends the period of performance by three years, Raytheon could potentially
supply more than 24,000 sights over the life of the contract. The TWS systems
will be built in McKinney, Texas, the headquarters of Raytheon's Network
Centric Systems (NCS) business. The thermal sights allow a soldier to spot
targets at long distances through haze, dust, fog and other obscurants.

"This is just one example of how Raytheon is putting rugged lightweight
thermal imaging technology in soldiers' hands to deliver clear targeting and
surveillance imagery, significantly increasing survivability," said Jeff
Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems in NCS. "Our troops are
getting equipment with improved detection ranges and the ability to operate
effectively day or night."

Since 2000, Raytheon has provided more than 65,000 sights to the Army under
various contracts.

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 and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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