Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

 Joint Polar Satellite System Common Ground System now serving newest mission

Latest development validates efficiency benefits of a multi-mission CGS

PR Newswire

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN)
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System (CGS) recently added
the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Global Change Observation
Mission 1 satellite to its growing list of global environmental missions. JPSS
CGS now supports five domestic and international missions. With minimal
enhancements and investments, JPSS CGS validates the efficiency of a common
ground system.

"Since being deployed for NOAA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership in
2011, JPSS CGS, one of the few multi-mission ground solutions, is now
providing unprecedented global observation capability," said Bill Sullivan,
JPSS CGS program director for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems
business. "In today's budget environment, leveraging a common ground system
across national and international agencies is the most efficient and cost
effective way to improve global environmental observational capabilities."

In less than six months from contract award, JPSS CGS was ready to fully
support the scheduled JAXA launch. By leveraging a flexible architecture and
integrating new and legacy technologies, the JPSS CGS reduces development and
sustainment costs and has proven it can be quickly adapted to a variety of
mission needs spanning civil, military and scientific communities.

In addition to supporting NOAA's Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership and
the Japanese Space Exploration Agency's Global Change Observation Mission 1,
other JPSS CGS support includes the European Organisation for the Exploitation
of Meteorological Satellites' Meteorological Operational Satellite and DoD's
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. In the future, the Raytheon JPSS CGS
will support NOAA's JPSS-1 and JPSS-2 missions, as well as the JPSS Free-Flyer
mission, which will fly instruments that cannot be accommodated on JPSS
satellites.

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.

Note to Editors
Visit Raytheon's JPSS CGS site to learn more about the system's capabilities.
Also, this week Raytheon will be participating at the American Meteorological
Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas. Check out Raytheon at AMS2013
for additional information.

Media Contact
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