Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Alabama missile integration facility

     Raytheon delivers first Standard Missile-6 from new Alabama missile
                             integration facility

SM-6 program on track to reach initial operating capability in 2013

PR Newswire

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 28, 2013

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
delivered the first Standard Missile-6 all-up-round to the U.S. Navy from its
new integration and testing facility in Huntsville, Ala. SM-6 defends naval
vessels against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles and
cruise missiles.

"SM-6 is a game-changing, transformational fleet defense missile, and we're on
track to reach initial operating capability this year," said Dr. Taylor W.
Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. "Our state-of-the-art
production facility in Huntsville will play a significant role in delivering
this asset to the U.S. Navy on time and on budget for years to come."

Raytheon opened the doors of its new $75 million, 70,000 square-foot,
all-up-round production facility at Redstone Arsenal in November 2012. The
facility features advanced tools and the latest processes for missile
production, enabling Raytheon to streamline processes, reduce costs and add
increased value for the warfighter.

"The SM-6's capabilities signal a new era in fleet defense for our U.S. Navy
warfighters," said Wes Kremer, vice president of Air and Missile Defense
Systems forRaytheon Missile Systems. "The Huntsville team is fully committed
to delivering this missile to our country's sailors with the kind of mission
assurance they've come to rely on."

During a September 2012 test, SM-6 destroyed a cruise missile target using a
remote cue from Raytheon's JLENS. The test was a significant step toward
further extending a ship's defended footprint.

About the Standard Missile-6
SM-6 delivers a proven over-the-horizon air defense capability by leveraging
the time-tested advantages of the Standard Missile's airframe and propulsion.

  oThe SM-6 uses both active and semi-active guidance modes and advanced
    fuzing techniques.
  oIt incorporates the advanced signal processing and guidance control
    capabilities from Raytheon's Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile.
  oSM-6 has been selected to fulfill the U.S. Navy's sea-based terminal role,
    which provides defense against ballistic missiles in their terminal phase
    of flight.

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 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 91 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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