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Raytheon To Enhance Patriot Global Capabilities Under Pure Fleet Contract

The PAC-3
by Staff Writers
Tewksbury MA (SPX) Mar 13, 2007
RTN) received a $38.6 million Army contract to provide increased capability for warfighters now using the Patriot Advanced Capability-2 (PAC-2) configuration. The contract is for test equipment upgrades and engineering as the first step in the upgrade of three Patriot battalions (12 fire units) from PAC-2 to the PAC-3 configuration.

The intent of the so-called "Pure Fleet" effort is to upgrade Patriot fire units for the Army's worldwide requirements providing all fielded units with configuration-3 capability following the Army's decision in February 2006 to upgrade additional tactical Patriot fire units.

"This is a significant move forward for the Army and Raytheon as we recognized the importance of providing the most advanced air and missile defense capability to our warfighters to enable them to continue to meet current and emerging threats," said Pete Franklin, vice president of Integrated Air and Missile Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

"As prime contractor and systems integrator for the Patriot system, we are committed and proud to provide our warfighters with superior battlefield air and missile defense systems and reliable, low-cost missiles."

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Excalibur Completes Final Testing Clearing Path For Early Fielding
Fort Lauderdale FL (SPX) Mar 09, 2007
Raytheon's Excalibur precision-guided 155 mm artillery round has passed its final testing hurdle for fielding with the successful completion of a so- called Limited User Test in February at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. Pending additional system-level certification, Excalibur will be fielded to U.S. Army and Canadian field artillery units.

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