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Raytheon delivers electronic jamming capability for Gray Eagle UAS

      Raytheon delivers electronic jamming capability for Gray Eagle UAS

Effort will mark first time Army has capability on unmanned vehicle

PR Newswire

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 14, 2013

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has delivered two electronic attack payloads in support of the U.S. Army's
Networked Electronic Warfare, Remotely Operated (NERO) system. The payloads
were delivered as part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy NAVSEA-Crane in
2012. NERO is utilized on the Army's MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAS (Umanned Aircraft
System) as an airborne electronic attack system capable of jamming enemy
communications systems.

The NERO system builds on the success of the Army's Communications Electronic
Attack with Surveillance and Reconnaissance (CEASAR) program. By migrating the
same pod system and advanced capability to the Gray Eagle, NERO is capable of
two- to three-times longer missions with reduced operating costs compared with
the current C-12 based CEASAR system. It also reduces risk to the warfighter
by being mounted onto an unmanned platform.

"NERO provides critical jamming capabilities to warfighters in
counterinsurgency environments," said Glen Bassett, director of Advanced
Communications and Countermeasures for Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems
business. "We leveraged our combat-proven success from the manned CEASAR
program to deliver this key tactical electronic attack capability onto an
unmanned application."

CEASAR, first awarded in 2010, was mounted onto a Beechcraft King Air C-12
aircraft and uses the same lightweight pod as NERO. Both systems enable the
Army to control use of the electromagnetic spectrum by providing beyond line
of sight jamming capability to support ground troop operations.

CEASAR and NERO counter military and commercial communication systems in
today's operations and are adaptable to counter the next generation of enemy
threats.

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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