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Gone Shopping: Raytheon Buys KillerBee UAS

Technology Will Be Used For Navy Small Tactical UAS Tier II, Other Competitions

Talk about a shopping trip... Raytheon has purchased rights to the technology and name of the KillerBee unmanned aircraft system from Northrop Grumman. Under the agreement, Raytheon will submit the KillerBee for the US Navy and Marine Corps' Small Tactical UAS and Tier II competition.

"We're competing for STUAS Tier II but that is only the beginning," said Bob Francois, Raytheon Missile Systems Advanced Programs vice president. "Raytheon has rights to produce, improve and sell KillerBee IV and our plan is to continuously mature the system and tailor it to meet the needs of allied warfighters around the globe."

The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing aircraft body design. It also has common systems for land or sea launch, recovery and ground control. Raytheon notes that, the unique design of KillerBee enables growth for future payloads and additional mission capabilities. KillerBee is ideal for force protection in an expeditionary environment, and represents a major upgrade to today's embedded airborne surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition capability."

Raytheon boasted 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, and employs 73,000 people worldwide.

FMI: www.raytheon.com

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