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Raytheon Delivers Breadboard Array to U.S. Air Force for Ultra-Wideband Multi- Function Tests

    DALLAS, Dec. 22, 2004  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's Space and
Airborne Systems (SAS) recently delivered a small but integral component to
the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensor Directorate, at Wright Patterson Air
Force Base, Ohio, for demonstrating ultra-wideband (UWB) multi-function array
capability.

    The five-by-eight inch test breadboard array delivered is a UWB phased
array antenna radiating aperture that operates over 2 to 18 GHz, is dual
polarized, and is capable of wide-angle beam scan.  Its leading design and
design process were developed by Raytheon's Advanced Products Center (APC), a
business unit of SAS, as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Reconfigurable Aperture program.

    SAS provided this Air Force customer solution under contract with Advance
Information Engineering Services, a General Dynamics Company.

    "Always a technology innovation leader, Raytheon appreciates teaming with
our customers in shaping the next generation of space and airborne systems,
including the advancements being made in the ultra-wideband arena," said Tom
Dover, APC Wideband Power-Test Array program manager.  Raytheon's APC is
active in full UWB array sub-systems, including research and development for
radio frequency manifolds and other advancing programs.

    Raytheon Company's SAS designs, develops and manufactures advanced mission
systems for precision engagement; missile defense; and intelligence,
surveillance, and reconnaissance. Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., SAS has
11,000 employees and additional facilities in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.;
Dallas, McKinney and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.

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