Raytheon Awarded Israeli Electronic Warfare Equipment Production Contracts Valued at $60.5 Million

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Raytheon Company

    GOLETA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Raytheon
 Company (NYSE:   RTNA, RTNB) has been awarded two contracts totaling $60.5
 million to provide the Israeli Air Force F-16I New Fighter Aircraft fleet with
 equipment for use in the aircraft's electronic warfare suite.
     The contract awards were received from Elisra Electronics Systems, Ltd,
 the prime contractor for the F-16I electronic warfare suite. Both awards are
 part of the Israeli Peace Marble V Program, under which the Israeli Air Force
 is procuring F-16 Block 50 aircraft.
     The first contract is for staring infrared sensors that support accurate
 and timely missile approach warning. The basic program includes development
 and production of 100 infrared sensors, with additional services and options.
 Raytheon's sensor features a staring, single color infrared focal plane array,
 an ultra-compact lens, and a sensor package that fits into a five-inch cube.
 The sensors are part of the missile warning system to be delivered by Elisra
 for the F-16I. All hardware and documentation deliveries are planned to
 complete by January 2004.
     Raytheon's line of missile warning products includes the infrared airborne
 staring sensor, the AAR-58 scanning infrared system, and a directional
 infrared countermeasures system. Work on the infrared sensor contract will be
 performed by Raytheon's Electronic Warfare Operations and Infrared Operations,
 both located in Goleta, Calif.
     The second contract award is for high power radio frequency amplifiers.
 The program includes development and production of 100 amplifiers, with
 additional funded spares and services. The period of performance extends
 through 2005. Raytheon's power amplifiers feature high power, rapid output
 port switching, and are common line replaceable units for the Israeli Air
 Force's F-16 fleet. The amplifiers are part of the electronic countermeasures
 system to be delivered by Elisra for the F-16I. The award includes options
 which may be exercised through 2005 for additional hardware sets.
     Raytheon's experience producing power amplifiers stems from an earlier
 contract providing airborne missile jamming equipment to a NATO-member Air
 Force. Work on this contract will be performed by Raytheon's Electronic
 Warfare Operations.
     With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company is a global
 technology leader in defense, government, and commercial electronics, and
 business and special mission aircraft.
 
     Contact:
     Ron Colman
     805.879.2041
 
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    GOLETA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Raytheon
 Company (NYSE:   RTNA, RTNB) has been awarded two contracts totaling $60.5
 million to provide the Israeli Air Force F-16I New Fighter Aircraft fleet with
 equipment for use in the aircraft's electronic warfare suite.
     The contract awards were received from Elisra Electronics Systems, Ltd,
 the prime contractor for the F-16I electronic warfare suite. Both awards are
 part of the Israeli Peace Marble V Program, under which the Israeli Air Force
 is procuring F-16 Block 50 aircraft.
     The first contract is for staring infrared sensors that support accurate
 and timely missile approach warning. The basic program includes development
 and production of 100 infrared sensors, with additional services and options.
 Raytheon's sensor features a staring, single color infrared focal plane array,
 an ultra-compact lens, and a sensor package that fits into a five-inch cube.
 The sensors are part of the missile warning system to be delivered by Elisra
 for the F-16I. All hardware and documentation deliveries are planned to
 complete by January 2004.
     Raytheon's line of missile warning products includes the infrared airborne
 staring sensor, the AAR-58 scanning infrared system, and a directional
 infrared countermeasures system. Work on the infrared sensor contract will be
 performed by Raytheon's Electronic Warfare Operations and Infrared Operations,
 both located in Goleta, Calif.
     The second contract award is for high power radio frequency amplifiers.
 The program includes development and production of 100 amplifiers, with
 additional funded spares and services. The period of performance extends
 through 2005. Raytheon's power amplifiers feature high power, rapid output
 port switching, and are common line replaceable units for the Israeli Air
 Force's F-16 fleet. The amplifiers are part of the electronic countermeasures
 system to be delivered by Elisra for the F-16I. The award includes options
 which may be exercised through 2005 for additional hardware sets.
     Raytheon's experience producing power amplifiers stems from an earlier
 contract providing airborne missile jamming equipment to a NATO-member Air
 Force. Work on this contract will be performed by Raytheon's Electronic
 Warfare Operations.
     With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company is a global
 technology leader in defense, government, and commercial electronics, and
 business and special mission aircraft.
 
     Contact:
     Ron Colman
     805.879.2041
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
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