Patriot performs flawlessly in Japan test firings

              Patriot performs flawlessly in Japan test firings

Government and industry partner for superior results

PR Newswire

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Japan Air Self-Defense
Force (JASDF) continued its track record of successfully test firing Raytheon
Company's (NYSE: RTN) Patriot Air and Missile Defense System during its annual
training exercise at McGregor Range, N.M. The exercise included target
engagement and firings of Patriot in stressing tactical mission scenarios.

"The results of this annual exercise speak to the operational readiness of
Patriot and the solid collaboration of this dedicated government-industry
team," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president for Integrated Air and Missile
Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "Raytheon is
committed to its partnership with JASDF, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and
the U.S. Army, working together to ensure that Japan has the most robust air
and missile defense capability and training for its forces."

JASDF's Annual Service Practice was held from Sept. 22 through Nov. 3, with
approximately 380 JASDF personnel participating. The exercise included a VIP
visit and viewing by Japan Commander of the Northern Air Defense Forces and
the Defense and Air Attache from the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.

Japan is one of 12 nations that have selected the combat-proven Patriot as a
key component of their air and missile defense program.

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. MHI is the prime contractor for Patriot in Japan and
manufactures the Guidance Enhanced Missile and related ground equipment for
Japan under a license agreement with Raytheon.

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 and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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