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Raytheon Aircraft Awarded Contract

August 31, 2006

Raytheon Aircraft has been awarded a contract for two T-6A Texan II primary trainer aircraft that will be delivered to the U.S. Navy. The contract award for two aircraft is valued at $9.9 million.

“This contract represents the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to the JPATS program,” said Jim Smith, vice president, Government Business. “The support and assistance from Kansas Fourth District Representative, Todd Tiahart, Florida First District Representative, Jeff Miller and U.S. Senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts have been instrumental in accelerating this training capability critical to the U.S. Navy.”

The JPATS program, which is the primary pilot training program for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, calls for nearly 800 aircraft through the year 2017. To date, the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy have ordered 420 aircraft, and 319 have been delivered — 270 to the U.S Air Force and 49 to the U.S. Navy. Currently the JPATS program is 42 aircraft ahead of schedule on deliveries. The total value of the acquisition program to date, including options, is $2.435 billion.

The U.S. Air Force began training pilots in the T-6A at Moody Air Force Base (Ga.) in October 2001. The U.S. Navy is conducting Undergraduate Military Flight Officer training at NAS Pensacola, Fla. In addition, the NATO Flying Training in Canada program purchased 26 T-6As and has been training pilots with the T-6A since 2000. The Hellenic Air Force of Greece ordered 45 aircraft, all of which have been delivered.

Raytheon Aircraft designs, manufactures, markets and supports Beechcraft and Hawker aircraft for the world’s commercial and military markets.

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