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 LEXINGTON, Mass., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Litton Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Pascagoula, Miss., and Raytheon Company's Submarine Signal Division of Portsmouth, R.I., have entered into a teaming agreement to offer integrated combat systems for naval surface ships in the international marketplace.
 Under the agreement, Ingalls and Raytheon will perform combat system development and integration for frigate and corvette class ships supplied by Ingalls to international customers.
 "Pursuing opportunities in the global marketplace is a major element of our shipyard's future business strategy," said Jerry St. Pe', president of Ingalls Shipbuilding and senior vice president of the shipyard's parent corporation, Litton.
 "Ingalls has a long-standing reputation for quality, schedule achievement, and cost efficiency in the construction and modernization of major combat ships for the U.S. Navy. The opportunity to participate with Raytheon in this endeavor is compatible with our capability and experience."
 C. Dale Reis, Raytheon vice president and general manager of the Submarine Signal Division, which produces state-of-the-art command and control systems, said, "This relationship enables two highly respected companies, each with unique strengths in the naval business, to combine those strengths in pursuit of business opportunities in the international naval marketplace."
 Ingalls Shipbuilding, Mississippi's largest industrial employer, with a payroll of 15,000, is an 850-acre, state-of-the-art facility which builds a broad range of naval ships such as technologically- advanced Aegis cruisers and destroyers, frigates, amphibious assault ships, and corvettes.
 Since 1975, Ingalls has delivered 59 ships to the U.S. Navy. Recent and current Ingalls programs have included the design, construction, and fleet support of the SPRUANCE (DD 963) and KIDD (DDG 993) Class destroyers; ARLEIGH BURKE (DDG 51) Class Aegis destroyers and TICONDEROGA Class (CG 47) Aegis cruisers; TARAWA (LHA 1) and WASP (LHD 1) Class amphibious assault ships; and SA'AR 5 Class corvettes.
 Besides command and control systems, Raytheon's Submarine Signal Division produces multiple combat sensors and weapons systems. It has developed an integrated naval combat system for international use. The division is part of Raytheon's government group operations, which produce a broad spectrum of naval electronic systems for worldwide use.
 Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a diversified, $9 billion, technology-based international company with sales in four business segments: Electronics, Aircraft Products, Energy and Environmental, and Major Appliances.
 Litton is a technology-based company providing resource exploration services, industrial automation systems, and advanced electronic and defense systems to U.S. and world markets.
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