U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force Order 59 T-6A Texan II Aircraft

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Raytheon Company

    WICHITA, Kan., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force
 have ordered 59 T-6A Texan II aircraft and technical support from Raytheon
 Aircraft Company worth $148.3 million for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training
 System (JPATS) program.  The Navy will receive 24 aircraft and the Air Force
 will receive 35 aircraft.  The JPATS program calls for the Navy to receive 328
 aircraft through the year 2017, and the Air Force 454 aircraft.
      Of the 167 production aircraft ordered to date for the JPATS program, 30
 are slated for the Navy and 137 have been ordered by the Air Force, which is
 scheduled to begin training later this year.  Initial Operating Capability
 with 15 aircraft at Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) is on track for June.  The
 Navy, which ordered its first six aircraft in lot seven, is scheduled to begin
 training in 2003.
      "This lot option is a reaffirmation of the Navy's commitment to the JPATS
 program," said David Riemer, vice president, Government Business for Raytheon
 Aircraft.  "The joint services recognize that the T-6A Texan II brings
 enhanced safety and significant cost savings over current training aircraft."
      Deliveries for this option will begin in May 2003. Option eight brings
 the total value under the acquisition contract to $852.6 million for both
 aircraft and the Ground Based Training System.
     Combined with the order of 24 T-6A aircraft by Bombardier Services for the
 NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program and the sale of 45 aircraft to
 the Hellenic Air Force of Greece, total orders for the Trainer Systems
 Division are 236 aircraft.  At the end of 2000, all 24 NFTC T-6As had been
 delivered and the program is currently training pilots.  The Hellenic Air
 Force had taken delivery of six aircraft.  Raytheon Aircraft expects
 additional international sales as the world's training fleet reaches its
 service life.
      Raytheon Aircraft, based in Wichita, designs, manufactures, markets and
 supports jet, turboprop and piston-powered aircraft for the world's
 commercial, military, and regional airline markets.  It had revenues of $3.2
 billion in 2000.
     With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company (NYSE:   RTNA, RTNB)
 is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial
 electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.
 
      Contact:
      Tim Travis
      (316) 676-8674
      www.raytheonaircraft.com
 
 

SOURCE Raytheon Company
    WICHITA, Kan., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force
 have ordered 59 T-6A Texan II aircraft and technical support from Raytheon
 Aircraft Company worth $148.3 million for the Joint Primary Aircraft Training
 System (JPATS) program.  The Navy will receive 24 aircraft and the Air Force
 will receive 35 aircraft.  The JPATS program calls for the Navy to receive 328
 aircraft through the year 2017, and the Air Force 454 aircraft.
      Of the 167 production aircraft ordered to date for the JPATS program, 30
 are slated for the Navy and 137 have been ordered by the Air Force, which is
 scheduled to begin training later this year.  Initial Operating Capability
 with 15 aircraft at Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) is on track for June.  The
 Navy, which ordered its first six aircraft in lot seven, is scheduled to begin
 training in 2003.
      "This lot option is a reaffirmation of the Navy's commitment to the JPATS
 program," said David Riemer, vice president, Government Business for Raytheon
 Aircraft.  "The joint services recognize that the T-6A Texan II brings
 enhanced safety and significant cost savings over current training aircraft."
      Deliveries for this option will begin in May 2003. Option eight brings
 the total value under the acquisition contract to $852.6 million for both
 aircraft and the Ground Based Training System.
     Combined with the order of 24 T-6A aircraft by Bombardier Services for the
 NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program and the sale of 45 aircraft to
 the Hellenic Air Force of Greece, total orders for the Trainer Systems
 Division are 236 aircraft.  At the end of 2000, all 24 NFTC T-6As had been
 delivered and the program is currently training pilots.  The Hellenic Air
 Force had taken delivery of six aircraft.  Raytheon Aircraft expects
 additional international sales as the world's training fleet reaches its
 service life.
      Raytheon Aircraft, based in Wichita, designs, manufactures, markets and
 supports jet, turboprop and piston-powered aircraft for the world's
 commercial, military, and regional airline markets.  It had revenues of $3.2
 billion in 2000.
     With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company (NYSE:   RTNA, RTNB)
 is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial
 electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.
 
      Contact:
      Tim Travis
      (316) 676-8674
      www.raytheonaircraft.com
 
 SOURCE  Raytheon Company