Raytheon Common Ground System reduces risk of weather data gap

        Raytheon Common Ground System reduces risk of weather data gap

New backup capabilities protect critical weather information

PR Newswire

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013

AURORA, Colo., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN)
successful deployment of new backup ground station capabilities in advance of
Superstorm Sandy significantly reduced the risk of losing critical weather
information. The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Common Ground System's
(CGS) two backup locations made critical contingency support available during
one of the United States' most devastating weather events.

"Leveraging our unprecedented experience in ground station development and
deployment, Raytheon built and established two critical capabilities in only
nine months, enabling NOAA to protect critical weather information and declare
Suomi-NPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership) an operational mission,"
said Bill Sullivan, JPSS CGS program director for Raytheon's Intelligence and
Information Systems business. "Severe weather events are unpredictable.
Recently, Superstorm Sandy caused mass power outages along the East Coast,
confirming the need for contingency solutions."

Under NASA's authorization, Raytheon deployed a backup ground station at the
Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station, located at Gilmore Creek,
Alaska, along with an emergency backup control center at the Raytheon campus
in Aurora, Colo. These two locations are designed to ensure that
meteorologists, emergency response teams and others will have critical weather
data when needed.

Leveraging more than four decades of experience building complex ground
systems to turn space data into actionable information, the Raytheon team
worked diligently to design, develop and install these alternate ground system
capabilities in preparation for required mission readiness exercises, and to
ensure critical Earth, weather and climate information is protected.

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
Kim Warth

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
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