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Raytheon Awarded US Navy Missile Launcher Contract Valued up to $83 Million
Launchers carry AMRAAM, Sparrow, Sidewinder missiles

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

The U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract valued up to $83 million to produce LAU-116B/A missile launchers. The contract includes a $7.3 million firm-fixed-price delivery order for production through December 2013 and includes two one-year options.

The launchers are used on Navy F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. They provide the structural and electrical interfaces that enable the aircraft to carry and launch missiles such as the AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM), the AIM-7 Sparrow and the AIM-9X Sidewinder. The launchers will be built at the Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) facility in Indianapolis.

"These missile launchers are an important part of America's military arsenal," said RTSC Customized Engineering and Depot Support Vice President Wayne Iurillo. "They are reliable and cost-effective, and we take pride in meeting the Navy's needs for this and other vital equipment on time and on budget."

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.

Media Contact
Gerald L. Petrie
317.306.7066
rtscpr@raytheon.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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