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Raytheon achieves critical firsts for US Navy dual-band radar

        Raytheon achieves critical firsts for US Navy dual-band radar

Cobra Judy Replacement program demonstrates full power and satellite tracking
with X- and S-band radars

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 13, 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has achieved two significant milestones on the Cobra Judy Replacement program,
meeting critical performance requirements to advance ongoing system
integration. For the first time, the company demonstrated the full-power
radiation capability with the high sensitivity CJR shipboard X- and S-band
active phased-array radars. In addition, both the X-band and S-band radars
successfully acquired and tracked satellites under the control of the CJR
common radar suite controller. Both critical firsts were realized at sea
during testing onboard the USNS Howard O. Lorenzen (T-AGM 25).

"These operational successes validate the exceptional design of these radars
and significantly advance our progress toward completing integration," said
U.S. Navy Captain Rod Wester, CJR program manager, Program Executive Office –
Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS 2I). "The dedication of the Raytheon-led
team and their experience with large-scale radar development and integration
was evident as we worked together to achieve these critical milestones."

The milestones are the latest in a series of achievements for this true
dual-band, active phased-array radar suite. In late 2011, Raytheon completed
the shipboard installation of CJR mission equipment at Kiewit Offshore
Services (KOS), Corpus Christi, Texas, ahead of plan. Shipboard testing of the
X-band and S-band arrays with the common radar suite controller commenced
directly thereafter and continued as part of the preparation for these
critical operational exercises.

The program's success can be attributed to the collaborative working
relationship among Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and the Navy, all executing to a
robust incremental development, integration and testing strategy as they
advance toward delivery in 2013.

About CJR
Integrated onboard this complex, mission-critical platform, the massive X- and
S-band active phased-array antennas of CJR are each approximately four stories
tall and weigh more than 500,000 pounds. The mission of the CJR program is to
provide the government with long-loiter ballistic missile data collection
capability. Its dual-band radar suite consists of X- and S-band phased-array
sensors, a common radar suite controller and other related mission equipment.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for the CJR mission equipment and principal
on an industry team that includes Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, General
Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, and KOS. The team has been a model of
collaboration, focused on the delivery of a high-performing shipboard radar
capability that the U.S. Navy can rely upon as a critical fleet asset.

Work on the CJR program is primarily performed at Raytheon Integrated Defense
Systems' Surveillance and Sensors Center, Sudbury, Mass.; Northrop Grumman
Electronic Systems, Baltimore, Md.; and Kiewit Offshore Services. The T-AGM 25
ship was built for the Navy by VT Halter Marine, Pascagoula, Miss.

Raytheon's Radar Expertise
Raytheon's skill and experience working with large-scale, active phased-array
radars spans the frequency spectrum and dates back to the original Cobra Judy
and Early Warning Radar programs -- and continues today with the advanced Dual
Band Radar, AN/TPY-2 and Cobra Judy Replacement programs.

The company has a long heritage of developing and producing some of the
world's most capable air and missile defense radars, dating back to the 1940s.
Raytheon has produced more than 1.8 million AESA (active electronically
scanned array) T/R modules to date and has decades of experience working with
adaptive beamforming technologies. Raytheon is also the industry leader in
high-performance GaN technology.

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

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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