Advanced Weapons, Cyber Tech and Battle Control to Star at Raytheon's Paris Air Show Showcase

WALTHAM, Mass. — The Paris Air Show is the kind of place where big planes fly like fighter jets and fighter jets fly like dancers.

It's a place where a mammoth jetliner will soar through a series of acrobatic dives and turns, while fighter pilots fly in tight formation and show off maneuvers that appear to defy physics.

And in a pavilion just steps from the flight line, experts from Raytheon will show off the latest developments in the company's defense and aerospace technology - missile-killing interceptors, hypersonic weapons, ultra-powerful radars, as well as a new approach to command and control.

They will also discuss strategies to protect machinery, vehicles and other systems from hackers, a major focus as Raytheon - long a go-to cybersecurity provider for government customers - becomes a commercial cyber leader as well.

"The evolving cyber threat from sophisticated nation-state adversaries and criminal enterprises has led to global demand for cybersecurity solutions," said Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy. "The Paris Air Show affords us an ideal venue to show our international customers how our defense-grade cybersecurity technology can guard their military, commercial and critical infrastructure."

Raytheon's showcase of products this year - many of them finding new niches in U.S.-allied countries around the world - includes:

    --  C5I: Raytheon is expanding the common military concept of C4I - command,

        control, communications, computers and intelligence - to emphasize

        another element: cyber. Company experts will be on hand to discuss how

        the United States and its allies can protect existing technology from

        cyber attacks and tie technologies together to work in concert with one

        another - both within a nation's military and across international


    --  Global Patriot Solutions: Poland has selected Patriot for its "Wisla"

        air and missile defense program, and could become the sixth NATO nation

        and 14th overall to field the system. Those countries are reaping the

        benefits of joining a large network of Patriot users.

    --  Standard Missile-3: A new ground-launched version of the

        short-to-intermediate-range ballistic missile interceptor is scheduled

        to be operational in Romania later in 2015 and in Poland in 2018. SM-3,

        traditionally launched from ships, launched successfully from an Aegis

        Ashore weapon system in 2014.

    --  Hypersonic weapons: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

        recently awarded Raytheon a $20 million contract to continue developing

        hypersonics, or highly maneuverable projectiles that can travel at

        speeds in excess of Mach 5 - five times the speed of sound.

    --  Excalibur: The 155 mm precision projectile, which can strike targets

        from 30 miles away when fired by modern launchers, has successfully

        fired from an M109A2/A3 howitzer, an early variant used by militaries

        around the world. During those tests, two rounds struck their targets

        from more than 20 kilometers, or 12 1/2 miles away. Excalibur is used by

        the United States Army, United States Marine Corps and several

        international military forces including Canada, Australia and Sweden.

        Raytheon has also signed a letter of intent with the Polish missile and

        ammunition manufacturer MESKO to collaborate on future Excalibur


    --  Next Generation Jammer: The newest addition to Raytheon's legacy of

        jammers, receivers, decoys and other electronic-warfare technology, Next

        Generation Jammer will use active electronically scanned arrays and

        gallium nitride technology to provide the U.S. Navy superior airborne

        electronic attack and jamming power. Next Generation Jammer is expected

        to fly on the Navy's carrier-based EA-18G fleet in 2021.

    --  AMRAAM-ER: This missile has undergone further testing to show it can

        fire from the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, a

        NATO-approved launcher used by the United States, Spain, Finland, the

        Netherlands and Oman. Raytheon has integrated the motor from the Evolved

        Sea Sparrow Missile into the AMRAAM-ER, enabling the new missile to

        intercept targets at longer ranges and higher altitudes.

    --  Small Diameter Bomb II: The newest version of this gliding, guided bomb

        - now in production - has a seeker that can switch modes depending on

        battlefield conditions, finding its targets through obstructions such as

        darkness, smoke, fog and debris.

The Paris Air Show draws a mix of defense-industry decisionmakers and aviation enthusiasts, and it offers a complete look at the world of aircraft, missile defense technology and the systems that control and protect them.

Check daily for feature articles and announcements from the show.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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