Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Achieves Site Acceptance Test for Two U.S. Air Force Intelligence Ground Systems

Raytheon Achieves Site Acceptance Test for Two U.S. Air Force Intelligence Ground Systems Systems provides faster, more accurate intelligence,

GARLAND, Texas, Oct. 13, 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has accomplished two major requirements of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) contract, completing the site acceptance testing of two operational Distributed Ground Systems: DGS-2 at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., and DGS-4 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

"The DCGS Block 10.2 enterprise is about to change everything in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tasking, processing, exploitation and dissemination," said Anthony DiFurio, director for Raytheon's Multi-Intelligence Systems. "We are at the pinnacle of adopting everyday social media technologies to intelligence analysts."

During the testing, Raytheon and the Air Force conducted a series of functional and performance tests, with representatives from the Air Force program office and the Defense Contract Management Agency observing and evaluating the results. The system shared intelligence data with the DCGS processing, exploitation and dissemination system operation center. It soon will be with Distributed Ground System Experimental (DGS-X) at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

DiFurio added, "The system is processing ISR data faster than the original requirements and shows even more robust capabilities to fight the overseas contingency operations."

When fully fielded, DCGS Block 10.2 will be a worldwide distributed, network-centric enterprise architecture that enables collaborative intelligence operations and production. Its environment provides for both the physical and electronic distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes and systems.

Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for our customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 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 87 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 73,000 people worldwide.

Contact: Keith Little 703.849.1675
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