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Raytheon Australia Commences Operations at the Naval Communications Station, Harold E Holt

Exmouth, WA – 4 November 2011: In a ceremony in Exmouth, Western Australia, representatives of Raytheon Australia and the Department of Defence marked the final transition of responsibility for the
company to provide operations, maintenance and support services for the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt.

The ceremony marked the culmination of Raytheon Australia’s contract phase-in activities at the facility which have been ongoing since the company first signed its contract with the Electronic Systems Division of the Defence Material Organisation in June this year.

The role of the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt is to provide Very Low Frequency (VLF) communications to Australian and United States submarines.

The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Mr Michael Ward, welcomed the addition of the contract to the Raytheon Australia portfolio saying that a strong pedigree in site operations management and naval communications positioned the company well to lead support of the Very Low Frequency Communications System into the next phase of its operational life. He added that Raytheon Australia
would draw upon the company’s proud record of contract performance to deliver upon its promises to the Commonwealth.

“Raytheon Australia is honoured to lead operations and maintenance services at the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt and, as a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and the
Department of Defence, we are committed to collaborating with a strong local workforce to deliver the highest level of service and efficiency to our customer,” Mr Ward said in Canberra, ACT.

Raytheon Australia’s new Exmouth presence increases the company’s WA workforce to over 150 and to a companywide total of 1445 people across Australia. Subject to satisfactory performance, the initial contract spans six years with an opportunity for contract extensions.

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Further Information:
Gerry Wheeler
+61 439 501 327
gerard.wheeler@raytheon.com.au