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RAYTHEON BOOKS $56 MILLION IN FOREIGN ORDERS FOR NATO SEASPARROW SYSTEMS

 LEXINGTON, Mass., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded contracts totaling more than $56 million for launch systems and other equipment associated with the NATO Seasparrow missile system.
 The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $36.4 million contract to manufacture, test, and deliver MK 48 guided missile vertical launch systems, missile canisters, and transmitters under terms of Foreign Military Sales procedures to the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force and the Republic of Korea Navy. In a separate purchase, the Royal Danish Navy has awarded a $20 million competitive contract to Raytheon covering systems for four Danish Navy Standard Flex 300 (SF-300) ships.
 The Naval Sea Systems contract also includes MK 48 vertical launch system equipment and spares for the NATO Seasparrow Consortium nations.
 "We're proud to be playing an ongoing role in the defense of the NATO countries, as we have for more than 25 years," said C. Dale Reis, Raytheon vice president and general manger of the company's Equipment Division. "Winning contracts of this magnitude reaffirms the high value nations around the world assign to Seasparrow."
 For the SF-300 ships covered under the Danish contract, Raytheon will provide MK 48 guided missile vertical launch systems, new modular continuous wave illuminator transmitters, and technical direction for the integration of Seasparrow into the ships' existing fire control and command and control elements. Principal European team members of working with Raytheon include Terma of Denmark and Celsius Tech of Sweden.
 The NATO Seasparrow was selected by the Danish Navy in competition with the Rolling Airframe Missile, the Crotale Navale VT-1 Missile, and the Sadral System. This contract represents the first application of the NATO Seasparrow system on smaller corvettes and patrol boats.
 Beyond the first four ships, the contract includes options valued at up to $75 million for up to 10 additional Stanflex ships, as well as upgrades for other Danish ships.
 The NATO Seasparrow Surface Missile System provides the navies of the U.S., Norway, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Canada, Greece, Australia, Turkey, Portugal, New Zealand, Japan, and the Republic of Korea with today's most effective short range, quick reaction, self-defense capability against a wide spectrum of threats.
 Raytheon headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a diversified, $9 billion technology company with sales in four business segments: Electronics, Aircraft Products, Energy and Environmental, and Major Appliances.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Sherman of Raytheon, 617-860-2412/
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