Raytheon's RAM Block 2 successful in double-fire test

            Raytheon's RAM Block 2 successful in double-fire test

Both missiles prove command and control effectiveness

PR Newswire

PARIS, Oct. 22, 2012

PARIS, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Rolling
Airframe Missile Block 2 successfully completed its third guided test vehicle
flight, further demonstrating the system's upgraded kinematic performance,
guidance system and airframe capabilities. The test also verified the use of
RAM production-representativehardware.

Designed to represent a salvo operation, the test included the firing of two
missiles to verify the command and control capabilities of the advanced RAM
Block 2 weapon system. The engagement resulted in a direct hit.

Raytheon was awarded a low-rate production contract this year calling for 51
RAM Block 2 missiles. The company is scheduled to deliver25 Block 2 missiles
during the integrated testing phase of this program.

"By taking a very aggressive flight-test path during this stage, we are in an
excellent position to begin RAM Block 2Navy integrated testing later this
year," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and
Area Mission Defense product line.

The RAM Block 2 upgrade includes a four-axis independent control actuator
system and an increase in rocket motor capability, increasing the missiles'
effective range and delivering a significant increase in maneuverability. The
improved missile also incorporates an upgraded passive radio frequency seeker,
a digital autopilot and engineering changes in selected infrared seeker

Robust International Fleet Self-defense Weapon System
RAM is a supersonic, lightweight, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missile
providing defense against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopter and airborne
threats, and hostile surface craft. The missile's autonomous dual-mode,
passive radio frequency and infrared guidance design provide a high-firepower
capability for engaging multiple threats simultaneously. Produced in
partnership by Raytheon and RAMSYS of Germany, RAM is aboard more than 100
ships as an integral self-defense weapon for the navies of Egypt, Germany,
Greece, Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United

RAM Contribution to Warfighters

  oExtremely high reliability based on years of development, testing and
    design improvements.
  oFour-axis independent control actuator system with increased rocket motor
  oUpgraded passive radio frequency seeker, a digital autopilot and improved
    infrared seeker.

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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