Raytheon completes second launch exercise for next generation GPS satellites

 Raytheon completes second launch exercise for next generation GPS satellites

Capability remains on schedule for launch availability

PR Newswire

AURORA, Colo., April 29, 2013

AURORA, Colo., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
successfully completed the second launch readiness exercise for the U.S. Air
Force's next generation Global Positioning System (GPS) operational control
system (OCX). Successful completion of Exercise 2 is a key milestone
demonstrating that Raytheon's OCX software meets mission requirements and is
on track to support the first GPS III satellite launch.

Completed over a three-day period in late February, the joint industry and
government exercise demonstrated OCX mission software capability. The
exercise, building on the functionality tested in Exercise 1, simulated a
liquid apogee engine burn to insert the GPS III vehicle into transfer orbit
and evaluated vehicle telemetry, maneuver planning and execution.

The Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and Raytheon's OCX are critical
elements of the Air Force's plan to affordably replace aging GPS satellites
while improving capabilities to meet the evolving demands of military,
commercial and civilian users worldwide.

"Successful completion of Exercise 2 is a clear indicator that the solid
design and strong command and control and mission planning capability meet the
requirements to support the GPS III launch," stated Ray Kolibaba, a vice
president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business and
GPS OCX program manager. "The entire government-industry team is working
hand-in-hand to successfully deliver the OCX ground system and GPS III space
vehicles for a successful first launch."

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
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