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Raytheon awarded US Navy contract for Ship Self-Defense System

        Raytheon awarded US Navy contract for Ship Self-Defense System

Extending open architecture combat system deployment and fleet support

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has been awarded a $22.5 million U.S. Navy contract for the Ship Self-Defense
System. With this award, Raytheon will continue system development, test and
integration, as well as Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) services and
support for fleet-deployed systems.

SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers
and amphibious ships, including CVN, LSD dock landing ship, LPD, LHA and LHD
classes. The LHA variant is nearing initial deployment, a technical refresh of
the LSD-class is almost complete, and system development is underway for the
new CVN 78-class of aircraft carriers. SSDS is designed to expedite the
detect-to-engage sequence to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles. The
system integrates and automates standalone sensors and weapon systems to
provide the required, quick response and multi-target engagement capability.

"SSDS is a deployed and proven combat management system, delivering
outstanding capabilities and performance as well as the reliability, refresh
and the inherent interoperability benefits of an open architecture design,"
said Kevin Peppe, vice president of Seapower Capability Systems for Raytheon's
Integrated Defense Systems business. "The evolution of SSDS -- spanning
decades, ship classes, sensors and weapons systems -- demonstrates Raytheon's
ability to deliver innovation in a platform-agnostic approach for all major
naval surface platforms."

In addition to the contract, the Navy has announced its intent to increase the
current PSEA contract ceiling by $50 million to extend SSDS services and
support through its Fiscal Year 2013. Raytheon has been the SSDS PSEA since
2008, providing ongoing maintenance, upgrades and lifecycle support for both
new ship programs as well as legacy ships. As PSEA, Raytheon has achieved
consistently favorable customer performance ratings over the life of the
contract.

First Fleet Use of Open Architecture

Raytheon's SSDS MK 2 is the first fleet use of open architecture computing
environment hardware and software that includes selected software components
from the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure developed for the DDG
1000-class destroyer. The open architecture design adds a new level of
flexibility and commercial standards to support the Navy's goal of open,
modular and interoperable combat management systems for the fleet. With its
open and modular design, SSDS can also support additional domestic and
international combatants.

Raytheon's SSDS program has a long and outstanding history of performance,
reinforced most recently with the early delivery of the first SSDS hardware
ship set of the Fiscal Year 2011 production contract. All ship sets are
designated for installation on new ships as well as for upgrades to legacy
combat management systems on in-service ships. The recent delivery brought the
total number of systems to 31, all of which were delivered early or on time to
the Navy. The SSDS hardware upgrades are aligned with the Navy's scheduled
maintenance and refresh cycles, ensuring optimum ship system capabilities and
performance. SSDS' open design easily supports upgrades throughout the full
lifecycle of the fleet.

Work on SSDS is performed at Raytheon Integrated Defense System's
Expeditionary Warfare Center, San Diego, Calif.; and Seapower Capability
Center, Portsmouth, R.I.

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
Carolyn Beaudry
+1.401.842.3550
idspr@raytheon.com

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