Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

  Patriot Air and Missile Defense System receives US Army stamp of approval

Modernized Patriot passes all tests

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 12, 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN)
new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System has received the U.S.
Army's final stamp of approval after undergoing stringent testing. During the
testing, Patriot's performance was outstanding when subjected to challenging
climatic and electromagnetic environments.

"This approval validates the modernized Patriot system's readiness to counter
evolving threats and protect warfighters and allies in a combat situation,"
said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile Defense at
Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "This will only build on the
confidence that our Patriot partners have in the system's performance and
reliability, a confidence we look forward to extending to the partners who
join the Patriot family."

Since last year, the Patriot system has undergone the U.S. Army's rigorous
testing of every component of the modernized system. Patriot performance
consistently exceeded expectations in all eight flight tests in a variety of
terrain and weather conditions.

About Patriot
Patriot is the world's most capable air and missile defense system, protecting
against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft, tactical
ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is the
system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot
Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced
Capability-3 missiles.

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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