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Raytheon Awarded $12.5 Million Subcontract for LPD 17 Life Cycle Engineering & Support

TEWKSBURY, Mass., April 19, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $12.5 million subcontract from Northrop Grumman Corporation's ship systems sector for Life Cycle Engineering and Support for the LPD 17 class of amphibious warfare ships.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will provide performance-based logistics and establish integrated support services for sustainment of the complete shipboard mission systems suite that the company delivers to this class of ships.

"This award is an important step in the evolution of our role as a mission systems integrator for the LPD 17 ship class," said David Gray, Raytheon's director of Integrated Ship Systems. "It is representative of our commitment to our U.S. Navy customer -- to provide complete electronic system design, integration and whole life support that deliver the advanced capabilities, quality performance and reliability to meet the needs of the warfighter."

Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in mission systems integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Armed Forces, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime warfighting solutions.

Raytheon Company, with 2004 sales of $20.2 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 80,000 people worldwide.

  Contact:
   Carolyn Beaudry
   401.842.3550
SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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