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Raytheon's Precision Extended Range Munition completes first Guide to Hit test series

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    TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed its first two Guide to Hit (GTH) test series of the Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) program for the United States Marine Corps. This GTH tested the structural integrity and the kinematic capability of the round when fired from a smooth bore mortar tube.

    The tests confirmed that after launch, the canards and tail fins deploy and the round transitions to steady flight. The test also confirmed that the round would meet expected range and impact angle requirements. The next series of GTH tests will be conducted out of a rifled mortar tube.

    "Raytheon is leveraging our extensive experience with precision artillery and munitions to meet an aggressive, 18-month development schedule," said Tom Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems. "Our PERM solution's exceptional accuracy not only means long-range precision fire support; it results in less collateral damage and logistical burden for Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces."

    Raytheon is under contract to deliver mature, production-representations of the 120mm extended range, guided mortar munition for a live-fire demonstration phase by the Marines in early 2014. Following a successful Preliminary Design Review in May, the Raytheon program continues to meet the aggressive Marine Corps schedule. The company has partnered with Israeli Military Industries, an experienced provider of weapon systems.

    Once fielded, PERM will be used with the M327 rifled towed mortar, the primary weapon system of the Expeditionary Fire Support System. EFSS provides all-weather, ground-based responsive close fires in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.

    About PERM

    Excalibur-like operational flexibility and precision lethality for the U.S. Marine Corps.
    Extended range to reach enemy artillery, command and control centers, and other targets beyond current mortar capabilities.
    Control system design compensates for errors induced by weather and gun emplacement.

    About Raytheon
    Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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    Raytheon has completed its first two Guide to Hit (GTH) test series of the Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) program for the United States Marine Corps. This GTH tested the structural integrity and the kinematic capability of the round when fired from a smooth bore mortar tube.

    The tests confirmed that after launch, the canards and tail fins deploy and the round transitions to steady flight.

    The test also confirmed that the round would meet expected range and impact angle requirements. The next series of GTH tests will be conducted out of a rifled mortar tube.

    "Raytheon is leveraging our extensive experience with precision artillery and munitions to meet an aggressive, 18-month development schedule," said Tom Bussing, vice president of Advanced Missile Systems for Raytheon Missile Systems.

    "Our PERM solution's exceptional accuracy not only means long-range precision fire support; it results in less collateral damage and logistical burden for Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces."

    Raytheon is under contract to deliver mature, production-representations of the 120mm extended range, guided mortar munition for a live-fire demonstration phase by the Marines in early 2014.

    Following a successful Preliminary Design Review in May, the Raytheon program continues to meet the aggressive Marine Corps schedule. The company has partnered with Israeli Military Industries, an experienced provider of weapon systems.

    Once fielded, PERM will be used with the M327 rifled towed mortar, the primary weapon system of the Expeditionary Fire Support System.

    EFSS provides all-weather, ground-based responsive close fires in support of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.

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