Raytheon's Quick Kill Active Protection System defeats one of the most lethal armor-piercing Rocket Propelled Grenades

Raytheon's Quick Kill Active Protection System defeats one of the most lethal
                   armor-piercing Rocket Propelled Grenades

Live fire testing validates APS maturity for combat vehicle protection

PR Newswire

MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 9, 2013

MCKINNEY, Texas, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --As the U.S. Army prepares for
formal testing to evaluate a system to protect combat vehicles from
shoulder-fired and tube-launched Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs), Raytheon
Company's (NYSE: RTN) Quick Kill™ Active Protection System (APS) has again
shown its maturity and accuracy in a series of tests.

In a recent test, held in December 2012, the Quick Kill APS demonstrated its
protective capability by successfully defeating an extended set of threats,
including one of the most lethal RPG threats by destroying it in mid-flight.
All testing is in preparation for formal government evaluations in early 2013
to demonstrate the system's unique RPG-defeat capabilities.

"Raytheon's APS is based on the same radar technology deployed to perform
sense and warn operations at active Forward Operating Bases. It has been
extremely successful in providing timely warning against rocket and mortar
attacks," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for
Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.

"With Quick Kill," he added, "Raytheon has matured a highly advanced system,
offering our forces an unprecedented force protection capability that is
essential to the future survivability of combat vehicles. This technology is
ready and could begin fielding within a year."

The Quick Kill system consists of a multi-mission, fire-control radar that
detects and tracks incoming threats, combined with hard-kill countermeasures
that serve as a hit avoidance system, enabling multi-tracking and
multi-engagement of enemy fire for vehicle and squad protection.

The system's vertical launch countermeasure is unique in its ability to engage
threats fired from any angle or elevation, providing all weather, full 360
degree hemispherical vehicle and crew protection with each countermeasure.

In previous tests, the system demonstrated its ability to defeat multiple
threat types both from a stationary and an on-the-move platform – and it
showed its multi-threat capability by defeating two simultaneous threats.

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
Peter Ramjug
+1.978.886.7738
ncspr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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