Raytheon to maintain US Air Force Global Hawk ground elements

        Raytheon to maintain US Air Force Global Hawk ground elements

Continues logistics support to maintain high availability and reliability

PR Newswire

DULLES, Va., June 15, 2013

DULLES, Va., June 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
been awarded a subcontract to provide contractor logistics support to the
ground station elements for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Raytheon continues to support the Global Hawk
mission, building on its 99.8 percent ground station availability to support
the warfighters.

"As the original developer and producer of the Global Hawk ground station,
Raytheon is providing affordable sustainment solutions that drive down cost
while providing continued mission success of the Global Hawk system," said Bob
Busey, Raytheon's Global Hawk Ground Segment program manager for the company's
Intelligence, Information and Services business. "Additionally, our
recognition with Northrop Grumman's Platinum subcontractor rating reflects
Raytheon's commitment to deliver exceptional performance in support of the Air
Force and the warfighter."

Under the contract, Raytheon will provide on-site field support services to
the mission control, launch and recovery operations, as well as provide
testing and maintenance of the ground segment to assure availability of the
Global Hawk ground stations, deployed and operating at Beale Air Force Base,
Calif., and Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D.

"The Global Hawk UAS, supported by Raytheon's ground station, has proven its
capabilities with more than 94,000 flight hours and 5,500 missions," added
Busey. The contractor logistics support work for the RQ-4 Global Hawk will
continue through September 2014.

Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk UAS provides high-altitude, long-endurance
unmanned aerial reconnaissance capabilities valuable in military, humanitarian
and environmental missions.

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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