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MARTIN MARIETTA GAINS ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL ORDERS FOR PATRIOT

 BETHESDA, Md., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Marietta Corporation (NYSE: ML) has reached agreement with the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the delivery of Patriot air defense missiles, launchers and associated equipment and services to the armed forces of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and the U.S. Army.
 Final details are still under negotiation, but the award to Martin Marietta will exceed $300 million.
 The work will be performed by the corporation's Electronics, Information & Missiles Group, based in Orlando, Fla. The new agreement extends operations of Martin Marietta's Patriot missile production line through December 1996 and launcher manufacturing through February 1996.
 As principal subcontractor to Raytheon on the Patriot air defense system, Martin Marietta builds the missile control, propulsion and warhead sections, guidance section structure and electronic components, and is responsible for final assembly of both the missile and launcher.
 Martin Marietta already has built and delivered nearly 5,000 Patriot missiles and more than 800 launch stations to the U.S. Army and international customers under a series of previous contracts extending through 1994.
 Martin Marietta Electronics, Information & Missiles Group is a leading developer of advanced combat systems, and also provides computer and automation equipment and information management services to military and civil government customers.
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