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Raytheon Awarded a One-Year Extension to United States Antarctic Program Support Contract

RESTON, Va., April 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Raytheon Polar Services, a division of Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC), was awarded a one-year extension to its current contract with National Science Foundation (NSF) for science, operations and logistics support to the U.S. Antarctic Program.

Raytheon Polar Services has earned excellent performance ratings since 2000 as the prime contractor to the U.S. Antarctic Program for NSF. The extension will take the contract to March 31, 2011.

"We appreciate the opportunity to continue support for the valuable scientific research underway at the bottom of the world. This is a keystone program for us," said Sam Feola, Raytheon Polar Services program director.

Raytheon Polar Services employs about 350 full-time staff and hires approximately 1,400 contract employees from its offices in Centennial, Colo.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.

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Amy B. Smith

703.505.6181

amy.b.smith@raytheon.com



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