UK Ministry of Defence awards Raytheon new Phalanx contract

         UK Ministry of Defence awards Raytheon new Phalanx contract

Five Close-In Weapon Systems to be added starting in 2013

PR Newswire

PARIS, Oct. 23, 2012

PARIS, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a
contract for 42.8 million pounds to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In
Weapon Systems to the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence starting in 2013.
Installation and in-service support will be provided by Babcock Marine.

"Phalanx provides unparalleled ship self-defense to fleets operating in blue
water as well as littoral environments," said Rick Nelson, vice president of
Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Thanks
to its array of sensors, Phalanx brings a proven solution against threats
launched from land, sea or air."

About Phalanx

Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that
automatically acquires, tracks and destroys enemy threats that have penetrated
all other ship defense systems. More than 890 systems have been built and
deployed in the navies of 25 nations.

"The addition of these five systems underpins the Royal Navy's Fleet 2020
capability plans and significantly increases ship self-defense to crews and
ships," said Paul Gilligan, head of strategic programs for Raytheon UK, the
U.K. subsidiary of Raytheon Company. "The constant evolution of the threat
demands the most successful and reliable method of protection, which Phalanx

War-tested Protection

  oExtremely high reliability thanks to years of development, testing and
    design improvements.
  oProvides target designation for other shipboard weapons.
  oAutonomous assessments of all threats from detect to destroy.

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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