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Raytheon, Falck Schmidt unveil remotely operated long-range surveillance system

   Raytheon, Falck Schmidt unveil remotely operated long-range surveillance
                                    system

Mast-mounted FLIR improves soldier safety

PR Newswire

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Falck
Schmidt Defence Systems are debuting a remotely operated, mast-mounted,
long-range reconnaissance and surveillance (LRRS) forward looking infrared
(FLIR) system. The new system, displayed at the DSEI trade show, provides
greater situational awareness while enhancing soldier safety by allowing the
operator to stay under cover.

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"Raytheon's FLIR sensor allows warfighters to detect targets outside the
direct-fire range, 24 hours a day, so they can identify and locate targets
before they become threats," said Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and
Sensing Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.

LRRS sensors can be integrated on wheeled or armored combat vehicles and
towers.

"We have already demonstrated this system to the Danish land forces, and we
plan to introduce it soon in the U.S. at the AUSA trade show," said Steen
Garnaes, chief sales officer for Falck Schmidt Defence Systems. "Retrofitting
and integrating the latest technologies on armored vehicles improves their
performance and increases soldier survivability."

About LRRS
LRRS sensors provide U.S. and international allied military forces with
increased situational awareness.

  oWarfighters have the ability to see in the dark.
  oOperations can be carried out in any kind of weather or battlefield
    obscurant conditions.

About Falck Schmidt
Falck Schmidt Defence Systems has more than 40 years experience in design,
manufacturing and delivering electrically driven telescopic masts, auxiliary
power units, structural composites, and cable harness and instrumentation to
land combat customers worldwide. The company offers system integration of its
own and third party products, fully integrated solutions, and assembly of
armored vehicles including integration of sensors and weapon systems. Visit us
at www.f-sds.com.

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 Contacts

London
Tara Wood
+1.520.247.5630

US
Karen Thomas
+1.972.952.6269

rmspr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com