Raytheon to Provide Improved Surveillance Capability for National Airspace System

To increase safe­ty, effi­cien­cy and capac­i­ty in world’s most com­plex air­space sys­tem

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Com­pa­ny (NYSE: RTN) has been award­ed a con­tract by the U.S. Air Force to incor­po­rate Auto­mat­ic Depen­dent Sur­veil­lance – Broad­cast (ADS-B) capa­bil­i­ty into its suite of APX-119 Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Friend or Foe (IFF) transpon­ders to sup­port the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Administration’s NextGen plan for trans­for­ma­tion of the Nation­al Air­space Sys­tem.

The sub­se­quent planned U.S. Air Force imple­men­ta­tion sched­ule of ADS-B capa­bil­i­ty into the APX-119 transpon­ders is sched­uled to be com­plet­ed well in advance of the dead­line in the FAA’s final rule, man­dat­ing com­pli­ance by 2020.

ADS-B is a space-based nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem for air traf­fic man­age­ment with many joint civ­il and mil­i­tary ben­e­fits, includ­ing cock­pit sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness, reduced air­craft sep­a­ra­tion and increased capac­i­ty. In addi­tion, there are poten­tial addi­tion­al mil­i­tary oper­a­tional ben­e­fits.

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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