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Raytheon Australia at Land Warfare Conference 2010

Brisbane – 17 November 2010: Raytheon’s participation in this week’s 2010 Land Warfare Conference at the Brisbane National Convention and Exhibition Centre demonstrates the company’s ability to provide adaptive responses to a full spectrum of military threats.

Raytheon Australia is a trusted partner in developing a complete range of networked and integrated systems for the land environment. Offering capabilities such as next generation artillery, secure tactical communications systems, integrated military training and simulation systems as well as whole-of-life mission support, the company is well positioned to deliver proven solutions to meet the most demanding challenges.

During the Land Warfare Conference Raytheon will be discussing with its customers many of the company’s innovative solutions.

Hands-on interactive demonstrations will enable visitors to experience and learn about some of the world’s most advanced defence technologies including Raytheon Advanced Tactical System (RATS™). Using existing technologies, RATS delivers multimedia directly to the field by breaking down barriers to information sharing allowing users to quickly access intelligence data anywhere anytime. Through a wireless mobile platform, users can adapt to available networks, receive interactive tactical communication and easily collaborate with users through chat, voice, full-motion video, imagery, map overlays and a variety of other communication tools.

A range of networked radios used by the Australian Defence Force in the land tactical environment will also be on display. Raytheon’s Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) is the most widely deployed, mobile, ad-hoc networking system on the battlefield providing simultaneous data, video and situational awareness information to users.

MicroLight™, the world’s most advanced voice, data and video radio will also be demonstrated. MicroLight hosts Raytheon’s battle-proven, high performance advanced waveform for true ad-hoc networking. It handles simultaneous voice, data, video/imagery and situational awareness (position location) information and comes with several encryption options for optimal security.

The Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) Battle Management System will also be shown during Land Warfare Conference to demonstrate the interoperability of the company’s capabilities with Australia’s future C2 environment.

The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Michael Ward, said “Across the breadth of capabilities in networking, communications, integration, mission support and force preparedness Raytheon Australia is focused on the needs of the Australian Defence Force and has the backing of Raytheon Company to contribute to the hardened Adaptive Australian Army.”

Raytheon Australia’s strong presence in the land domain is further highlighted on the company’s website www.raytheon.com.au through a variety of accompanying capability statements factsheets, images and videos.

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2009 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.

Further information:
Raytheon Australia:
Gerry Wheeler
0439 501 327
Gerard.Wheeler@Raytheon.com.au