Scientific Company LLC (RSC) has delivered two very long wave infrared
(VLWIR) sensor chip assemblies to Raytheon Company for use on the U.S.
Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Low program. The two sensor chip
assemblies exceeded objective performance requirements.

The assemblies, which detect light in the infrared portion of the
electromagnetic spectrum, will be the “eyes” for a fleet of low earth
orbiting satellites that will detect, track, and identify hostile
missiles through all phases of their flight.

Raytheon is competing to provide the sensor payloads for the first
two SBIRS Low satellites that are scheduled for launch in fiscal years
2006 and 2007.

“The performance of Rockwell Scientific’s VLWIR sensor chip
assemblies affirms their position as a key player and their
capabilities to perform on the upcoming development phase of the SBIRS
Low program,” said Steve Nordel, Raytheon’s SBIRS Low Program

“We are very pleased with our progress on this program. The
performance of our new sensor sets a new standard for the
state-of-the-art in very long wave infrared sensing technology and
validates our industry leadership position,” commented Kadri Vural,
Vice President of RSC’s Imaging Division.

With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company
is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial
electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.

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