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RAYTHEON UNIT PRESENTS FIRST T-1A JAYHAWK TO AIR FORCE

 RAYTHEON UNIT PRESENTS FIRST T-1A JAYHAWK TO AIR FORCE
 LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Beech Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has delivered the first T-1A Jayhawk trainer to the U.S. Air Force.
 The Air Force will use the Jayhawk to train its tanker and transport aircraft student pilots.
 To date the Air Force has ordered 77 Jayhawks, with a funded contract value to Beech of approximately $348.3 million.
 As many as 180 of the twin engine jet trainers are expected to be needed to fulfill the Air Force's training requirement.
 Delivery of the initial Jayhawk represents the first major milestone for Beech Aircraft in 1992, the company's 60th anniversary year.
 Lt. Gen. Joseph Ashy, commander of the Air Training Command, was presented with the keys to the first aircraft in ceremonies Jan. 17 at Beech's headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
 The Jayhawk, which has a maximum speed of 538 miles per hour, is a militarized version of the Beechjet 400A corporate aircraft. The two aircraft types are built on a common assembly line.
 Beech Aircraft builds, markets and services a broad range of turboprop, piston, light jet and regional carrier aircraft. Beech-built airplanes have been serving as training aircraft for more than 50 years.
 Raytheon Company, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a diversified, international, technology-based company active in electronics, aviation, energy and environmental services, appliances, construction, and textbook publishing. The company's 1991 sales were $9.3 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Powers of Raytheon 617-860-2415, or Mike Potts of Beech Aircraft, 316-676-8674/
 (RTN) CO: Raytheon Company ST: Massachusetts, Kansas IN: ARO SU: CON


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