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RAYTHEON AWARDED $11 MILLION SIDEWINDER MISSILE CONTRACT

 RAYTHEON AWARDED $11 MILLION SIDEWINDER MISSILE CONTRACT
 LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an $11.2 million contract to provide AIM-9M Sidewinder missile components for the U.S. Navy and Air Force and five Allied governments.
 The competitive contract covers 317 guidance control sections for the Navy and Air Force, the Special Defense Acquisition Fund, and the governments of Israel, Australia, The Netherlands, and Turkey.
 Also included in the contract are 882 coolant tank assemblies for the Air Force and Special Defense Acquisition Fund and the governments of Israel, The Netherlands, Turkey, and New Zealand.
 Sidewinder, a supersonic air-to-air missile, is currently employed on virtually every frontline U.S. built fighter and most attack aircraft, as well as most NATO and free world countries' aircraft. The missile performed effectively against Iraqi aircraft in Operation Desert Storm. The AIM-9M version features greater accuracy, maneuverability, and lethality than earlier versions.
 The work will be performed at Raytheon's Lowell, Mass., facility, and is scheduled for completion by June 1993.
 Raytheon, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a diversified, technology-based international company active in electronics, aviation, appliances, energy and environmental services, construction and publishing. The company employs 71,600 worldwide and recorded sales of $9.3 billion in 1991.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Sherman of Raytheon, 617-860-2412/
 (RTN) CO: Raytheon Company ST: Massachusetts IN: ARO SU: CON


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