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Raytheon and PACAF expand the reach of realistic training environments

Monday, September 24, 2012

Raytheon and PACAF expand the reach of realistic training environments08:45 EDT Monday, September 24, 2012'Authorization to Connect' renewal includes access to the Distributed Missions Operations NetworkWASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE:  RTN), today announced that its SimShield? customer, U.S. Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and its 353d Combat Training Squadron, has been granted a Secret and Below Interoperability (SABI) renewal Authorization to Connect from the Defense Information Assurance Security Accreditation Working Group. PACAF currently uses the SimShield multilevel transfer guard solution during tactical live range exercises at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex at Eielson Air Force Base. The use of SimShield in these exercises enables training assets that operate under different security classification levels to fully communicate and securely interact, creating the most realistic training exercises possible.Included with this SABI Authorization to Connect renewal, RTCS will also support the separate Distributed Missions Operations Network (DMON), which allows PACAF training partners to train warfighters in geographically separate locations. "PACAF's use of SimShield to provide secure interoperability across networks at multiple classification levels allows for more realistic and beneficial training exercises for U.S. and coalition troops," said Ed Hammersla, chief operating officer for RTCS. "The ability to connect to DMON means that we can train forces in Australia and the U.S. during the same exercise, for example, greatly enhancing their overall preparedness to combat our global adversaries."About RaytheonRaytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 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 90 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.Media ContactChris Corsbie+1.321.480.2768 iispr@raytheon.comSOURCE Raytheon Company