US Air Force endorses Raytheon's Center Display Unit for F-16 cockpits

    US Air Force endorses Raytheon's Center Display Unit for F-16 cockpits

Full-rate production of first units under way

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services
Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has received
U.S. Air Force endorsement of its Center Display Unit (CDU) as the F-16's
primary flight reference (PFR). Following the endorsement late last year, the
Air Force awarded Raytheon a contract for full-rate production of the first
100 CDUs.


A PFR is a requirement in all aircraft and must include airspeed, altitude and
attitude data, as well as flight path information for the pilot. Besides
flight data, Raytheon's CDU gives the pilot the ability to control and display
information from both on-board and off-board sources, including ground force

"This endorsement means F-16 pilots can now use our CDU as their sole primary
flight reference," said Rudy Lewis, vice president of Customized Engineering
and Depot Support for RTSC. "The CDU's efficient installation -- which
minimizes aircraft integration, airframe and wiring modifications --
demonstrates how we are listening to, and working with, our customers to
provide advanced and cost-effective situational awareness products."

About Raytheon

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 and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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