Raytheon Awarded $42 Million Contract for Air Force HH-60G FLIRs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $42 million U.S. Air Force contract for additional AN/AAQ-29A forward looking infrared imaging systems for installation on Pave Hawk HH-60G helicopters.

Deliveries are expected to be completed by February 2013. The AN/AAQ-29A systems will replace the AN/AAQ-16 FLIR currently installed on U.S. Air Force HH-60G helicopters.

« These new systems will give our customers the additional capabilities they need to complete critical combat search and rescue missions, » said Tim Carey, vice president, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. « Responsive customer mission support is a top Raytheon priority, and we look forward to delivering these systems. »

Raytheon’s AN/AAQ-29A system is a small, lightweight FLIR imager with a systems electronic unit that can support a variety of helicopter missions including low-level navigation and surveillance.

Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

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