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RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST

      RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PATRIOT PAC-3 FLIGHT TEST
    LEXINGTON, Mass., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced that the Patriot system successfully passed a major milestone in its growth program which is designed to expand air defense capability for the U.S. and its allies when a newly developed Patriot PAC-3 Multimode Missile successfully intercepted a Tactical Ballistic Missile (TBM) target at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
    This was the second successful guidance flight test of the Multimode Missile and demonstrated the ability of Patriot to intercept TBMs at altitudes far greater than possible with the PAC-2 configuration utilized in Desert Storm.
    During the test on Friday, July 24, 1992, a Patriot Fire Unit with a tactically integrated Patriot Missile, utilizing a Multimode seeker, successfully intercepted and destroyed a surrogate Tactical Ballistic Missile.  The target was detected, placed under track, and classified for engagement by the Patriot radar and fire control systems.  At engagement, the Multimode Missile was launched and successfully transitioned through the normal guidance modes.  In the terminal mode, C-band semi-active Track-Via-Missile and K-band active guidance modes were exercised, with intercept occurring under the active guidance mode.  The Multimode Missile's integrated fuze initiated the warhead and destroyed the incoming ballistic missile at high altitude.
    The new Multimode seeker gives Patriot higher firepower, improved performance against advanced aircraft and cruise missiles, and expanded defended area coverage and higher altitude intercepts against Tactical Ballistic Missiles.
    William H. Swanson, senior vice president and Missile Systems Division's general manager, stated, "This successful test of the Patriot Multimode Missile is a major milestone in the Patriot Growth Program and continues the U.S. Army's program to make Patriot 'all it can be.'"
    The Multimode Seeker Program, one of a number of Patriot upgrades, is being accomplished under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the United States and Germany for extended air defense.
    Raytheon Company, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a $9.3 billion diversified technology company with sales in four business segments:  Electronics, Aircraft Products, Energy and Environmental, and Major Appliances.
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    /CONTACT:  Patrick Coulter of Raytheon 617-860-2173/
    (RTN) CO:  Raytheon Company ST:  Massachusetts IN:  ARO SU: 380 07-29-92 15:57 EDT TM -- NE001 -- 4775 07/29/92 16:36 EDT
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