Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone

 Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone

Navy deems terminals operationally suitable and effective

PR Newswire

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 18, 2012

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE:
RTN) Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT), which will be installed on more than 300
U.S. Navy ships, subs and shore stations, has successfully completed a Full
Rate Production (FRP) review by the Navy.

The review included a report that determined NMT was both operationally
suitable and operationally effective, and further recommended the continued
fleet introduction of NMT as a replacement for legacy military satellite
communications systems.

Raytheon has already delivered 75 terminals under contract, with an estimated
total of 350 over the life of the 15-year program.

NMT provides secure, protected communications links with orbiting military
satellites. The terminals will give the United States and three international
partners -- Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom -- up to five times
the bandwidth with lower size, weight and power than the systems they will

"Our Navy terminals can withstand the harshest of environments at sea while
maintaining constant contact with the satellite," said Scott Whatmough, vice
president of Integrated Communication Systems in Raytheon's Network Centric
Systems business. "That means warfighters can accomplish their missions
knowing they have secure, reliable, protected communications."

NMT is one of three Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) terminals from
Raytheon that have passed production acquisition milestone decisions and
successfully tested with the on-orbit AEHF satellite. All three terminals have
supported, and are fully compatible with, the military's two on-orbit AEHF
satellites, as well as with the legacy Milstar satellites.

Raytheon's fielded terminals are ready to provide the military with fully
interoperable communications as soon as the AEHF satellites complete testing
and are operational. The terminals will provide long-awaited increased
bandwidth using the satellite's Extended Data Rate waveform, one of the
military's most complex, low probability-detect, anti-jam waveforms.

Raytheon is the only defense contractor with AEHF terminals for three branches
of the military.

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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