Javelin demonstrates extended range capability in recent tests

Wed Feb 6, 2013 9:30am EST

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ORLANDO, Fla.,  Feb. 6, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Javelin Joint Venture recently demonstrated the
ability of the Javelin missile to engage targets beyond its current maximum
range requirements during a series of tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  

During the U.S. Army tests, the Javelin system acquired and engaged targets up
to 4,750 meters.  

"These tests prove that, under favorable conditions, Javelin can have reliable,
solid performance as a close-combat weapon system well beyond the current
maximum range requirement of 2,500 meters," said  Duane Gooden, Javelin Joint
Venture president and Raytheon Javelin program director. "There were two direct
hits on the threat representative target at the extended range."  

Demonstrating Javelin's extended range performance will further enhance
survivability of the dismounted Javelin gunner in combat.  

"Most vehicle requirements are for a missile that can engage a target at
4,000-plus meters," said  Barry James, Javelin Joint Venture vice president and
Javelin program director in Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control
business. "The results of these tests indicate the fire-and-forget Javelin
missile can potentially be used in both vehicle and dismounted roles."

About Javelin
Javelin  is the world's most versatile and lethal one-man-portable, anti-tank,
guided munition and surveillance weapon system. It is made by the Javelin Joint
Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin. Javelin has
been adopted by international armed forces around the world. It is currently
fielded with the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps and has also been approved for
foreign military sales to 12 nations.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of  $24 billion  and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government 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.  For more about Raytheon, visit us at  www.raytheon.com and
follow us on Twitter  @raytheon.

About Lockheed Martin Corporation
Headquartered in  Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally
engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and
sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.  The
Corporation's net sales for 2012 were  $47.2 billion. For additional
information, visit our website:  http://www.lockheedmartin.com.

SOURCE  Javelin Joint Venture

Melissa Hilliard, +1-407-356-5351, melissa.hilliard@lmco.com; Jaclyn Gutmann,
+1-781-879-2789, rmspr@raytheon.com

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