Raytheon's JLENS Program Achieves Critical Milestone

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    UNITED STATES - 9 FEBRUARY 2011

    Surveillance radar completes free-space radiation for the first time

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 9, 2011 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JLENS (Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System) program has successfully demonstrated the ability to transmit from an elevated aerostat.

    The JLENS demonstration was conducted at the Utah Test and Training Range. The aerostat deployed to an altitude of 10,000 feet mean sea level, and the surveillance radar began emitting radio frequency radiation into free space for the first time.

    "This milestone demonstrates another step in the maturing of our JLENS program as a game- changing capability for our warfighters to detect and defend against cruise missile threats," said Dave Gulla, vice president, National & Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

    JLENS is the first aerostat platform featuring long-duration, wide-area, over-the-horizon detection and tracking of low-altitude cruise missiles and other threats. Its capabilities provide the battlefield commander with enhanced situational awareness and elevated communications, enabling sufficient warning to engage air defense systems and defeat threats.

    The surveillance radar performs wide area surveillance and fire control sensor cueing and is one of two advanced elevated sensor systems deployed on JLENS. The multifunctional fire control radar performs sector surveillance, provides combat identification support, and supports extended range engagements of weapon systems to intercept threats at the maximum possible range from defended assets. Deployed on a 74-meter (about 243 feet) aerostat, JLENS provides the warfighter with a low-altitude, single integrated air picture and the ability to conduct air-directed surface-to-air missile engagements.



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    Raytheon's JLENS Successfully Tracks Test Targets
    UNITED STATES - 14 APRIL 2011

    Fire control radar completes successful target-of-opportunity tracking from aerostat platform

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 14, 2011 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JLENS (Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System) has successfully demonstrated tracking targets of opportunity in the Salt Lake City air space. Testing and integration of the system is being conducted at the Utah Test and Training Range.

    This successful test follows a number of program milestones, including the first full-power transmit from the fire control radar. During previous testing at the Raytheon facility in Pelham, N.H., the radar successfully tracked targets of opportunity and ran planned flight tests for position verification.

    "The JLENS program continues to demonstrate significant system maturity during real-world testing in Utah," said Dave Gulla, vice president, Global Integrated Sensors at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "JLENS is a game-changing system for warfighters, providing enhanced situational awareness and surveillance capabilities in the detection and deterrence of cruise missile and unmanned aerial threats."

    JLENS is the first aerostat platform featuring long-duration, wide-area, over-the-horizon detection and tracking of low-altitude cruise missiles and other threats. Additionally, its capabilities provide the battlefield commander with enhanced situational awareness and elevated communications, enabling sufficient warning to engage air defense systems and defeat threats.

    "The JLENS team continues to meet significant program milestones, executing an aggressive test and training schedule," said Ken Gordon, program director, Raytheon's JLENS program. "The ongoing testing in Utah affirms our confidence in the system's technical maturity."

    The fire control radar is one of two advanced, elevated sensor systems deployed on JLENS. The fire control radar performs wide area surveillance and precision tracking across the battlespace. It also provides combat identification and cues weapon systems to intercept threats at maximum ranges from defended assets.



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