Raytheon launches latest software to revolutionize Patriot, provide advanced capabilities to soldiers

 Raytheon launches latest software to revolutionize Patriot, provide advanced
                           capabilities to soldiers

Technical improvements to address current and evolving threats

PR Newswire

PARIS, June 17, 2013

PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has started
delivering a new release of software, Post Deployment Build-7 (PDB-7), to its
worldwide Patriot customer base. PDB-7 is the latest in a series of software
deployment builds revolutionizing the Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.

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The PDB-7 software gives soldiers state-of-the-art capabilities by leveraging
the latest Patriot Configuration-3 hardware modernization improvements in the
radar and battle management command, control, communication, computers, and
intelligence (BMC4I) areas. Technical improvements include major enhancements
that allow soldiers in the field to defend against current threats and easily
adapt and respond to changing threat environments.

"This latest software launch is a testament to Raytheon's commitment to its 12
Patriot partners worldwide to provide a state-of-the-art system to protect
their nations and soldiers," said Sanjay Kapoor, vice president of Integrated
Air and Missile Defense at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)
business. "The enhancements and increases in processing power across key
components of the systemgive soldiers a significant advantage in the
battlefield with greater efficiency and safety while substantially decreasing
lifecycle costs of the system."

Key enhancements supported by the new PDB-7 software include:

  oThe new Modern Man Station (MMS), with color LCD displays, touch screens
    and soft keys, improves situational awareness and decision-making during
    tactical operations. The enhanced view gives soldiers in the field the
    ability to quickly differentiate between threats and non-threats, and see
    threats sooner and further out. Reacting quickly and appropriately will
    decrease the possibility of confusion and fratricide.
  oThe new Radar Digital Processor (RDP), with a ruggedized commercial
    off-the-shelf processor, increases the reliability of the digital
    processing system and related analog components by 10-fold, resulting in a
    predicted 40 percent increase in overall radar reliability. More
    importantly, it enables future capabilities through software upgrades,
    including improved target detection and identification, multifunction
    surveillance and the full support of advanced PAC-3 missile enhancements.
  oThe new Modern Adjunct Processor (MAP) is an expandable processing
    platform that is at the heart of the Command and Control modernization.
    MAP increases Patriot's computer processing power by several orders of
    magnitude today while also providing significant expansion capability for
    the future. MAP seamlessly integrates today's technology, such as the MMS,
    and enables integration of future cutting-edge technologies as they are
    developed.

About Patriot

Patriot is the world's most capable air and missile defense system, providing
protection against a full range of advanced threats, including aircraft,
tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. It
is the system of choice for 12 nations around the globe.

Raytheon is the prime contractor for both domestic and international Patriot
Air and Missile Defense Systems and system integrator for Patriot Advanced
Capability-3 missiles.

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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