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2014-07-03 12:21:29

Work will be completed in Tucson by 2017 TUCSON, Ariz., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $163,223,113 fixed-price/fixed-price-incentive/cost-plus-incentive contract for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) Program Support and Sustainment (PSAS). The PSAS contract provides sustaining engineering, program management, contractor logistics support and accomplishes the diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortage tasks of...

2014-06-26 08:20:47

Latest flight tests move program closer to production TUCSON, Ariz., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Air Force concluded a series of flight tests for the Small Diameter Bomb II culminating in direct hits on stationary land targets. The successful tests further position the SDB II program to move from engineering, manufacturing, development phase to low rate initial production. Using upgraded hardware and electronics during extended periods of...

2014-06-24 08:21:17

Raytheon completes preparing JLENS radar for contingency deployment TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Should the U.S. or its allies need enhanced protection against cruise missiles, hostile airplanes, sea-borne threats or unmanned aircraft, military commanders will have a new system at their disposal. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has finished preparing a blimp-borne radar system previously used for testing, for use as a rapidly deployable strategic asset. JLENS is a powerful...

2014-06-22 20:20:11

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space. It was the ninth intercept for the GMD program, which is designed to protect the U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attack by destroying incoming threats outside of the Earth's atmosphere. "This...

2014-06-16 04:20:09

New variant will reduce cost, increase warfighter survivability PARIS, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Thales have signed a 27-month development and five-year production agreement in support of future improvements of Raytheon's tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided (TOW) weapon system. Thales has committed a £13.5M (~$20.2 million) investment in the design and qualification of two new TOW missile subassemblies that will address obsolescence,...

2014-06-15 04:20:05

New variant guided successfully to target with laser PARIS, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a company-funded R&D initiative, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully fired the dual-mode GPS- and laser-guided Excalibur S for the first time. Although the Excalibur S was initialized with a GPS target location, it scored a direct hit on a different, or offset, target after being terminally guided with a laser designator. The new variant incorporates a laser spot tracker (LST) into the...

2014-06-11 08:21:14

TUCSON, Ariz., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $115.5 million contract to remanufacture, overhaul and provide upgrades to Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS). The CIWS is an integral element of the Navy's Fleet Defense In-Depth concept and the Ship Self-Defense Program. Work under the contract, which was signed during the second quarter 2014, is expected to be completed by September 2017. Close-in Defense SolutionsPhalanx is a...

2014-06-10 08:35:47

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "NATEL EMS has been awarded the prestigious Four Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon IDS for supplying components on several critical programs," announced NATEL EMS President/CEO Sudesh Arora. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116260 This places NATEL EMS among the top 0.5% of the 10,000 Raytheon suppliers. The Four Star requirements for quality and delivery are 97%, and NATEL EMS achieved 99% delivery and 98%...

2014-05-21 08:20:42

Program on track for Romania deployment in 2015 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system, which is designed to protect U.S. deployed and NATO forces in Europe from ballistic missile attack. The non-intercept scenario tested the safe launch and fly-out of an SM-3 Block IB against a simulated target; an intercept...

2014-05-20 08:21:11

US Army completes Initial Operational Test & Evaluation YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for Excalibur Ib during a series of successful tests. This milestone moves the program one step closer to full rate production. During IOT&E, artillerymen from Fort Riley's 1(st) Battalion, 5(th) Field Artillery fired numerous Excalibur Ib rounds, scoring several target...


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