Raytheon enhances Common Sensor Payload capabilities

             Raytheon enhances Common Sensor Payload capabilities

Company introduces high definition EO/IR derivative of its CSP

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
successfully demonstrated the enhanced capabilities of its new CSP HD turret,
a high definition electro-optical and infrared version of its Common Sensor
Payload (CSP). The initial CSP HD system flight test occurred on a U.S. Army
Gray Eagle UAS (unmanned aircraft system) platform in September.

Built upon the existing CSP system, CSP HD provides significantly improved
image quality and resolution compared to Standard Definition (SD) systems.
Raytheon is continuing its flight test activities onboard a manned
demonstration aircraft equipped with both HD and SD CSP turrets to provide
operators with real-time comparisons.

"We developed this product in direct response to the warfighter. They
requested improved imagery, and we believe the HD version of Raytheon's CSP
will exceed their expectations," said Jerry Powlen, vice president for
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems for Raytheon's Space and
Airborne Systems business.

The CSP-turreted system was competitively selected for the U.S. Army Gray
Eagle UAS and helicopter reconnaissance missions. More than 100 CSP systems
have been delivered and deployed, supporting warfighter operations. The CSP
has accumulated thousands of operational flight hours and has successfully
completed demonstrations as part of the Gray Eagle UAS, exceeding all
requirements, including reliability.

The CSP HD system is currently available for new production and/or retrofit of
existing CSP turrets.

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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