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RAYTHEON,CHEMRING GROUP COMPLETE FIRST LIVE-FIRE TEST OF CENTURION LAUNCHER

RAYTHEON,CHEMRING GROUP COMPLETE FIRST LIVE-FIRE TEST OF CENTURION LAUNCHER

TUCSON, Ariz., (Dec.10, 2013) – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), acting through its Missile Systems business, and ChemringGroup (LSE:CHG),acting through Chemring Countermeasures,successfully fired a Javelin missile fromthe multiroleCENTURION®launcher during testingat the Defence Training Estate onSalisbury Plain in England.

TUCSON, Ariz., (Dec.10, 2013) – Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), acting through its Missile Systems business, and ChemringGroup (LSE:CHG),acting through Chemring Countermeasures,successfully fired a Javelin missile fromthe multiroleCENTURION®launcher during testingat the Defence Training Estate onSalisbury Plain in England.

“We’re bringing an entirely new dimension to ship self-defense by providing a sea-based, inside-the-horizon platform protection,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Naval and Area Mission Defense product line. “Chemring’sCENTURIONlauncher,whencoupled withRaytheon’s combat-provenmissiles, offers an evolutionarycapability to defeat surface threats with this One System-Multiple Missions technology.”

Low-cost Anti-surface Weapon System

In February, Raytheon Missile Systems and Chemring announced plans to develop a naval anti-surface capability designed for ships ranging in size from small patrol boats to large combatants. This solution to counter fast inshore attack craft consists of a variety of Raytheon missiles with ranges matched to the intended target. The missiles will be fired from the Chemring CENTURION launcher, with initial target detection, tracking and identification provided by the ship’s sensors.

“The progression towards the full integration of a suite of Raytheon missiles with the CENTURION® launcher, which can also deploy anti-ship missile countermeasures and anti-torpedo decoys, is a key goal towards the fielding of a multi-warfare discipline protection system that will be eminently suitable for small ships through to major combatants,” said Mark Papworth, chief executive of Chemring Group. “This important milestonekeeps the program on track to deliver a low-cost, effective and versatile solution.”