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Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 completes initial fleet firing



       Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 completes initial fleet firing

Successful test prepares missile for at-sea use

PR Newswire

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2013

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy completed the first
fleet firing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block
2 as part of its ongoing developmental and operational testing (DT/OT).

In an at-sea test conducted from the USS Arlington (LPD 24), two RAM Block 2
missiles engaged a subsonic target in a scenario designed to demonstrate the
advanced missile's defensive capabilities.

This test builds on three DT/OT tests conducted from the U.S. Navy's
Self-Defense Test Ship earlier this year. Those firings successfully engaged
both supersonic and sub-sonic maneuvering targets with all RAM Block 2
missiles meeting test objectives. The RAM Block 2 missile is now a perfect
4-for-4 in DT/OT engagements since the start of government testing. 

"The first RAM Block 2 firing from a U.S. Navy ship is the culmination of a
very strenuous government and industry test program," said Rick Nelson, vice
president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval and Area Defense product line.
"We now focus on the U.S. Navy's initial operational capability milestone
along with delivery of the first RAM Block 2 production missiles in 2014."

Raytheon and its manufacturing partner RAMSYS of Germany were awarded the
second U.S. Navy RAM Block 2 low-rate production contract for 61 missiles in
December 2012. In addition, as previously reported, Raytheon and RAMSYS
received a production contract for 445 RAM Block 2 missiles from the German
navy earlier this year.

About RAM

RAM is a supersonic, lightweight, quick reaction, fire-and-forget missile
providing defense against anti-ship cruise missiles, helicopter and airborne
threats, and hostile surface craft. The missile's autonomous dual-mode,
passive radio frequency and infrared guidance design provide a high-firepower
capability for engaging multiple threats simultaneously. RAM is installed, or
planned for installation, aboard more than 170 ships as an integral
self-defense weapon for the navies of Egypt, Germany, Greece, Japan, the
Republic of Korea, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

The RAM Block 2 upgrade includes a four-axis independent control actuator
system and an increase in rocket motor capability, increasing the missile's
effective range and delivering a significant increase in maneuverability. The
improved missile also incorporates an upgraded passive radio frequency seeker,
a digital autopilot and engineering changes in selected infrared seeker
components.

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.

Media Contact 
John Eagles 
+1.502.364.6768 

rmspr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
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