Raytheon expands international footprint of electronic warfare capability

  Raytheon expands international footprint of electronic warfare capability

Latest selection of integrated EW system - ACES - for F-16 aircraft marks 4th
international contract

PR Newswire

GOLETA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013

GOLETA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has
been selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to provide its Advanced
Countermeasure Electronic System (ACES) for the second group of Iraq's F-16IQ
aircraft ordered this year. ACES was also selected by Lockheed Martin in 2012
for the first group of F-16IQs and is the integrated electronic warfare system
of choice for other international air forces.

"ACES offers the latest in electronic warfare self protection technology
designed specifically for the tactical fighter environment and mission," said
Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for Raytheon's Space
and Airborne Systems business. "Our system identifies, locates and reacts to
potential threats before they can engage. This is critical, game-changing
technology needed in today's increasingly complex threat environment."

Raytheon's ACES consists of a radar warning receiver, digital jammer and
chaff-flare dispenser. The advanced integrated system is Raytheon's newest
electronic warfare offering for the F-16 weapon system and provides effective
situational awareness and threat countermeasures that enhance aircrew
survivability.

The latest contract from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics calls for 18 ACES systems
plus spares, with deliveries beginning in August 2015. Deliveries of ACES
systems for the first group of F-16IQs are scheduled for later this year.

Raytheon's electronic warfare systems – including towed decoy systems, radar
warning receivers and integrated suites – are currently deployed on U.S. and
international aircraft and ships worldwide. The company's Next Generation
Jammer was also recently selected by the U.S. Navy for its EA-18G Growler
tactical airborne electronic attack aircraft.

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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