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Monday, January 30, 2006

Raytheon Delivers Submarine Combat System to Royal Australian Navy

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 30, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has
successfully delivered the Collins-class submarine tactical command and
control system to Australia, providing enhanced combat management, tactical
and weapons control capabilities to the Royal Australian Navy.

Raytheon will lead the installation and integration onboard the HMAS
Waller, the first Collins-class diesel submarine to be equipped with the
advanced tactical command and control system. Raytheon's AN/BYG-1 is the first
international version of the company's proven submarine combat management
system, designated the baseline combat system for the U.S. Navy's submarine
Raytheon's AN/BYG-1, developed to replace Australia's existing combat
management system, not only enables interoperability with the U.S. Navy but
also brings enhanced capabilities to the Collins-class submarine fleet,
including target motion analysis improvements and the ability to support MK48
Advanced Capability (ADCAP) torpedoes.

Integration will bring together the combat system with components and
sensors already onboard the Collins-class submarine, ensuring full end-to-end
capability. Delivery to Australia follows the completion of a simulated
exercise during which U.S. and Royal Australian Navy operators successfully
detected, classified and located targets and launched several hundred MK48
ADCAP torpedoes, Harpoon missiles, and various countermeasures.

"Our success as the mission systems integrator for the Collins-class
submarine can be attributed to the synergy of the international industry-
government team, the strength of our relationships, and our ability to work
seamlessly across the globe with a common goal -- mission success for the
customer," said Dan Smith, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

"Raytheon was able to deliver a robust solution to the Royal Australian
Navy, one that will enhance the capabilities of its submarine fleet, leverage
the advancements of U.S. Navy technologies, and strengthen its role in the
protection of Australia's strategic interests."

Development efforts were performed as a cooperative partnership between
Raytheon, Raytheon Australia, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Navy and
various industry partners, both in Australia and the United States. Under the
Foreign Military Sales contract awarded in July 2003, the Raytheon-led team
will develop and deliver five BYG-1 combat control systems for Collins-class
submarines and land based test facilities.
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