Raytheon awarded $81.7 million production contract for Miniature Air Launched Decoy - Jammer units

Raytheon awarded $81.7 million production contract for Miniature Air Launched
                             Decoy - Jammer units

Latest variant provides jamming capability to weapon

PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The U.S. Air Force awarded
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a firm-fixed-price $81.7 million option for Lot 6
on the Lot 5 contract for the production and delivery of 202 MALD^®-J jammers
and containers. The contract also includes a 10-year warranty.

The contract was awarded in Raytheon's first quarter of 2013.

"MALD-J adds a jamming capability to the current decoy function of the MALD
that disrupts enemy integrated air defense systems using jamming and radar
signature technology," said Harry Schulte, vice president of Air Warfare
Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "This weapon will provide unprecedented
capability and flexibility to the U.S. Air Force and improve the survivability
of our Airmen and their aircraft."

Performance of the contract will take place primarily at the Raytheon Company
facility located in Tucson, Ariz.

About MALD and MALD-J

MALD is a state-of-the-art, low-cost flight vehicle that is modular,
air-launched and programmable. It weighs less than 300 pounds and has a range
of approximately 500 nautical miles. MALD protects aircraft and their crews by
duplicating the combat flight profiles and signatures of U.S. and allied
aircraft. MALD-J adds radar-jamming capability to the basic MALD platform.

  oMALD confuses enemy air defenses by duplicating friendly aircraft flight
    profiles and radar signatures.
  oMALD-J maintains all capabilities of MALD and adds jamming capabilities.
  oRaytheon began delivery of MALD-Js in the fall of 2012.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil 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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SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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