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RAYTHEON UNITS JOIN IN DEVELOPMENT OF MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY

 RAYTHEON UNITS JOIN IN DEVELOPMENT OF
 MAGNETIC LEVITATION VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
 LEXINGTON, Mass., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced today that three units of the company are participating in the U.S. government's program to develop and assess magnetic levitation (maglev) vehicle technology for mass transportation. Raytheon's United Engineers & Constructors and Beech Aircraft subsidiaries, along with the company's Equipment Division, are members of a team led by Magneplane International Inc., of Bedford, Mass., winner of a $2.7 million Department of Transportation contract to develop the Magneplane technology. The Raytheon units' combined participation totals $1.2 million in services.
 Under the National Maglev Initiative, a cooperative effort among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Departments of Transportation and Energy, four teams have received funding to develop system concept designs and evaluate the technical and economic viability of four different maglev technologies. Magneplane will develop its proprietary technology, which was originated by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and industry team in the early 1970s.
 The Raytheon units are working under subcontracts to the MIT Plasma Fusion Center, a member of the current Magneplane team. United Engineers & Constructors, which was part of the original Magneplane technology development team, is now providing engineering, environmental analysis, and safety planning for the guideway and the wayside power system. Beech Aircraft will provide conceptual design of a full-scale magnetically levitated vehicle. Raytheon Equipment Division is providing system controls.
 The Magneplane technology features a magnetically levitated vehicle which floats four to six inches above the ground on a magnetic field and which can reach speeds of more than 300 miles per hour. A fully operational scale model of the Magneplane system was tested at MIT in 1975.
 The goal of the National Maglev Initiative is to improve intercity transportation in the 21st century through development and implementation of viable maglev systems. Final reports, plans, and drawings for the four maglev development efforts are due at the end of September 1992.
 Raytheon, 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: Ed Powers of Raytheon, 617-860-2415, or Nancy Pigford of United Engineers & Constructors, 215-422-3560/
 (RTN) CO: Raytheon Company ST: Massachusetts IN: ARO TRN SU: JVN


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