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RAYTHEON AWARDED $13 MILLION IN PATRIOT SUPPORT CONTRACTS

       RAYTHEON AWARDED $13 MILLION IN PATRIOT SUPPORT CONTRACTS
    LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 19  /PRNewswire/  -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received contracts totaling more than $13 million for programs covering additional enhancements to its Patriot missile systems.
    The contracts, awarded by the U.S. Army Missile Command, cover engineering services and enhancements to the system's guidance performance.
    An $8.2 million engineering services contract modification provides funding for the continuation of research, development, test and evaluation, as well as other Patriot engineering activities; while a $5 million contract supports design, development, test and evaluation modifications to Patriot hardware and software in order to enhance the performance of the Patriot PAC-2 missile.
    The two contracts elevate to more than $128 million the amounts allocated to Raytheon in recent weeks for Patriot system improvements. The company received contracts totaling $115 million last month for enhancements to the system's radar set, its launch capabilities, and its multimode seeker program.
    Walter V. Trainor, vice president and Patriot program manager, said, "These awards will have a significant impact on Patriot's performance capabilities by expanding the protected ground area and increasing the intercept altitude capability against the tactical ballistic missile threat."
    Raytheon Company, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., primary contractor for the Patriot missile system.  The company is active in electronics, aviation, appliances, energy and environmental services, and publishing.  The company recorded sales of $9.3 billion in 1990.
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    /CONTACT: Dick Sherman of Raytheon, 617-860-2412/
    (RTN) CO:  Raytheon Company ST:  Massachusetts IN:  ARO SU: DD -- NE008 -- 5036 11/19/91 14:33 EST
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