Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

   Raytheon, US Navy demonstrate new dual targeting capability for JSOW C-1

Weapon hits two stationary land targets during integrated test phase

PR Newswire

CHINA LAKE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013

CHINA LAKE, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Navy successfully
demonstrated the dual targeting capability of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN)
Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. Two recent tests during the program's
integrated test phase prove the weapon can engage challenging stationary
targets. Previous testing in the integrated test phase demonstrated JSOW C-1's
capability against moving maritime targets.

The first stationary land target test was designed to assess JSOW's capability
against operationally realistic infrared and radio frequency countermeasures.
An F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft launched a JSOW C-1 from approximately 29,000
feet and 17.5 nautical miles from the target. The weapon flew a preplanned
route at 0.83 mach airspeed, employed 3-D waypoints, and successfully impacted
a cement wall on a simulated bunker.

The second stationary land target test was designed to demonstrate JSOW's
performance at night against an operationally representative bunker target. An
F/A-18F Super Hornet launched the JSOW C-1 from approximately 25,000 feet. The
JSOW C-1 flew the preplanned route at 0.81 mach airspeed and successfully
impacted the buried bunker. Both tests occurred at the U.S. Naval Air Weapons
Station in China Lake, Calif.

"These tests demonstrate that JSOW C-1 provides the U.S. and allied
warfighters with a new dual capability to engage both stationary land targets
and moving ships at range," said Celeste Mohr, JSOW program director for
Raytheon Missile Systems. "These tests help clear the way for the important
operational test phase of the program scheduled to begin early next year."

The JSOW C-1 is designed to provide fleet forces with the capability and
flexibility to engage moving maritime targets, while retaining its robust
capability against stationary land targets. The weapon is a modification to
the existing JSOW C, which adds a weapon datalink radio and modified seeker
software to increase capability for the anti-surface warfare mission.

About the Joint Standoff Weapon
JSOW is a family of low-cost, air-to-ground weapons that employ an integrated
GPS-inertial navigation system and terminal imaging infrared seeker. JSOW C-1
adds the two-way Strike Common Weapon Datalink to the combat-proven weapon,
enabling a moving maritime target capability.

  oJSOW C-1 is the world's first network-enabled weapon with a range of more
    than 100 kilometers.
  oThe U.S. Navy's first two JSOW C-1 free-flight tests also resulted in
    direct hits on their moving ship targets.
  oRaytheon is using company funding to develop a powered version of the JSOW
    that will have the potential to engage targets at more than 250 nautical
    miles.

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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