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Raytheon, Motion Reality demonstrate fully immersive, small unit tactical training system at US Army's Bold Quest

  Raytheon, Motion Reality demonstrate fully immersive, small unit tactical
                   training system at US Army's Bold Quest

Dismounted ground forces trained as if it were for real

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual immersion simulation
technology from Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Motion Reality Inc. (MRI)
made soldiers feel they were in the middle of the action during the U.S. Joint
Staff's second annual Bold Quest exercise at the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of
Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga.

Using VIRTSIMâ„¢ virtual immersion training, three squads of Army, Marine Corps
and coalition soldiers executed tactical missions, including movement to
contact, cordon and search, area recon, room clearing, and force on force.
Soldiers were able to monitor their progress as the system provided real-time
capture of all engagements for immediate, or after action, review and analysis
by trainer and soldier.

See VIRTSIM in action.

Users were fully immersed in individual skills, tactical squad behavior and
mission rehearsals without wires or tethers. Wireless stereo head-mounted
displays provided each trainee with an independent 360-degree view of any
virtual environment, enhanced by muscle-stimulation technology, functional
replica weapons and other elements to provide realistic training effects.

About VIRTSIM
VIRTSIM fuses Raytheon's expertise in military and civil domains with MRI's
award-winning motion capture technology and 3-D effects. The system works with
reflective markers placed on users' bodies that track their movements along a
basketball court-sized "field."

"This year's Bold Quest evaluated virtual training technologies to help
dismounted ground forces improve their tactics and techniques," said Jeff
Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems forRaytheon's Network
Centric Systems business.

"VIRTSIM was the only system permitting an entire squad of up to 13
individuals to train as they fight. Unlike wired systems that project images
on screens, VIRTSIM immerses soldiers from head-to-toe, creating the closest
possible experience to an actual mission," Miller added.

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.

Media Contact
Peter Ramjug
+1.978.886.7738
ncspr@raytheon.com



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