Raytheon, L-3 demonstrate new ship protection system

             Raytheon, L-3 demonstrate new ship protection system

Small-ship solution will counter swarming-boat threats

PR Newswire

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2014

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications successfully fired Raytheon TALON
laser-guided rockets from an L-3 remote weapon station using an LAU-68
launcher. The test demonstrated that the lightweight remote weapon system can
provide protection for small ships by incorporating the currently fielded
launcher, sensor systems and TALON missiles.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/NE42968 )

"With the increase in swarming-boat threats, navies worldwide have an urgent
need to protect their smaller ships," said Rick Nelson, vice president of
Raytheon's Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. "Combining our proven
TALON LGR with L-3's Advanced Remote Weapon Station provides an affordable,
effective and available solution. It also demonstrates our ability to reach
across Raytheon's wide portfolio of products and team with companies around
the globe to develop new solutions."

Designed to carry up to seven TALONS, the self-contained remote rocket weapon
system incorporates an electro-optical sensor and laser designator, all
weighing approximately 500 pounds. It requires only a target queue to engage
on-mount target tracking and can be integrated on ships ranging in size from
riverine to major surface combatants.

"L-3 and Raytheon developed a versatile, lightweight and economical solution
to provide protection against asymmetrical threats," said Dave Wessing, vice
president and general manager of L-3 Integrated Optical Systems' Pittsburgh


  oTALON is a cooperative development program between Raytheon and the United
    Arab Emirates
  oDigital semiactive laser technology provides precision accuracy at low
    cost for 2.75-inch/70mm rockets
  oTALON's versatility allows for sea, air and ground launch applications

About Advanced Remote Weapon Station

  oLightweight, small footprint, low-cost mount requiring no deck penetration
  oEasily configurable for medium caliber weapons or 2.75-inch rockets
  oMultiple sensor options for detection, tracking and targeting

About LAU-68 launcher

  oSeven round, battle-tested 2.75-inch guided and unguided rocket launcher
  oIntegrated and field tested with TALON missiles
  oReloadable at sea

About L-3 Communications
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 (NYSE: LLL) employs approximately 51,000
people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C^3ISR (Command, Control,
Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems,
platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also
a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and
commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To
learn more about L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.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 Contact
John Eagles


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