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Raytheon/Thales Win Helicopter Helmet Mounted Display Contract


INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14 – Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, together with teammate Thales Visionix Inc. (TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S. Army's Air Soldier Program.

Under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will perform systems engineering to adapt TVI's popular Scorpion helmet mounted display for installation on the HGU-56/P helmet for use in Army helicopter applications. The contract award was made by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, and the work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and Aurora, Ill.

"This award illustrates the capabilities we've achieved and the progress we've made in offering our customers a full suite of superior integrated situational awareness products and services," said Rudy Lewis , vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support for RTSC.

Pete Roney , president, Thales Visionix Inc., added, "Our advanced, full-color and affordable helmet mounted display will provide air soldiers with the tactical and operational information platform they need today and well into the future."

About Thales Visionix

Thales Visionix Inc. is a leader in the development of affordable, next-generation head-mounted displays and motion tracking systems. The company serves the fixed and rotary-wing aircraft domains throughout the global aerospace and defense market with its Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System. Additionally, TVI's InterSense brand is recognized worldwide as the leading provider of motion sensing equipment and integrated systems for use in high-performance applications. A U.S. proxy company (100 percent American), Thales Visionix Inc. is a subsidiary of Thales Communications Inc., and part of the Thales Group.

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.

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