Raytheon Awarded $60 Million for LPD 26

Con­tin­u­ing a lega­cy of per­for­mance, capa­bil­i­ty and reliability

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Com­pa­ny (NYSE: RTN) has been award­ed a $60.3 mil­lion U.S. Navy con­tract to devel­op and inte­grate the total ship elec­tron­ics sys­tems for LPD 26, the 10th ship of the Navy’s LPD 17 class of expe­di­tionary war­fare ships.

Under the con­tract, Raytheon Inte­grat­ed Defense Sys­tems extends its role as the total ship elec­tron­ics sys­tems inte­gra­tor for all LPD 17-class ships. Raytheon will pro­vide the Ship­board Wide Area Net­work; engi­neer­ing and ship con­trol sys­tems; nav­i­ga­tion data dis­tri­b­u­tion sys­tem; mag­net­ic sig­na­ture con­trol sys­tem; wire-free portable and inte­grat­ed voice com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems; and the AN/SPS-73 nav­i­ga­tion radar.

“Raytheon’s advanced and reli­able ship sys­tems inte­grat­ed onboard the LPD 17 class con­tin­ue to demon­strate proven and pre­dictable per­for­mance,” said Kevin Peppe, Raytheon IDS’ vice pres­i­dent of Seapow­er Capa­bil­i­ty Sys­tems. “Lever­ag­ing the tech­nol­o­gy advance­ments, expe­ri­ence and suc­cess gained on the LPD 17, DDG 1000 and CVN 78 pro­grams, we con­tin­ue to deliv­er mature, com­mon and afford­able solu­tions for the U.S. Navy’s fam­i­ly of ships.”

This con­tract fol­lows the suc­cess­ful U.S. Navy sea tri­al of the San Diego (LPD 22), dur­ing which Raytheon’s inte­grat­ed ship sys­tems per­formed as designed, meet­ing all per­for­mance requirements.

Pre­dictable Per­for­mance and Full Life-cycle Sup­port
In addi­tion to its total ship elec­tron­ics sys­tems inte­gra­tor role, Raytheon is the prime con­trac­tor for life-cycle engi­neer­ing and sup­port of Raytheon-designed and devel­oped equip­ment for the LPD 17 class. As the trust­ed part­ner for LCE&S since 2005, Raytheon man­ages the large-scale inte­gra­tion, main­te­nance, upgrades and ser­vice sup­port for these crit­i­cal ship systems.

Raytheon recent­ly deliv­ered the Ship Self-Defense Sys­tem MK 2 open-archi­tec­ture com­bat man­age­ment sys­tem for LPD 26, which lever­ages tech­nol­o­gy and invest­ment from the Total Ship Com­put­ing Envi­ron­ment Infra­struc­ture devel­oped for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.

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.

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Car­olyn Beaudry

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