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Raytheon to Showcase Innovation for 'The Next Space Age' at National Space Symposium 2009

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 25, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company will highlight several government defense, space and environmental system technologies at the 25th National Space Symposium: "The Next Space Age." The conference will be held at the Broadmoor Resort and Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 30-April 2, 2009.

Raytheon will host an exhibit (Booth #503) featuring innovative capabilities in the areas of weather and climate monitoring; space navigation and integrated ground control; space protection; advanced missile warning and missile defense; and responsive space solutions. Key technologies to be highlighted at the show include Raytheon's Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, the Global Broadcast Service, the 3rd Generation Infrared missile warning sensor and rapidly deployable space solutions that help military commanders meet urgent tactical needs.

At the event, Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Services President Lynn Dugle will host the Raytheon-sponsored James E. Hill Lifetime Achievement Award luncheon. Jon Jones, president of Space and Airborne Systems, will participate on an executive panel titled "Today's Top Space Companies Look at the Next Space Age," with fellow space industry leaders.

"Raytheon has been offering innovative space solutions to civil, military and intelligence leaders for more than 40 years," said Garnett Stowe, vice president of National Intelligence Programs in the company's Business Development organization. "From data gathering capabilities in orbit to data retrieval and processing systems on the ground, Raytheon's industry-leading technology will be on full display at this year's National Space Symposium."

The Raytheon Global Positioning System Operational Ground Control Segment team will be on site to demonstrate the ability to command GPS signals, provide situational awareness, and expose data.

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

    Contacts:
    Keith Little
    703.849.1675

    John Barksdale
    310.647.8224

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