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Raytheon Awarded $752 Million U.S. Air Force Contract for Taiwan Early Warning Radar

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 23, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a not-to-exceed $752 million contract by the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Material Command, Electronic Systems Center (ESC), Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to provide Taiwan with an Early Warning Surveillance Radar System.

This system will enable the Taiwan Air Force to detect and track long- and short-range ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, air breathing targets and surface ships with "no doubt" reliability.

"Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has a proven track record of providing phased-array, early warning radars that work first time, every time, to the U.S. government and its allies. We're proud to be selected to partner with the U.S. Air Force to provide Taiwan with an early warning capability that will be a key element of its integrated air and missile defense system," said Dan Martin, vice president, Surveillance & Sensor Systems, Integrated Defense Systems. Contract fulfillment will take place in Sudbury and Andover, Mass., Huntsville, Ala., and other teammate locations.

Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in joint battlespace integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and previous work in Taiwan, Integrated Defense Systems provides a wide spectrum of 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, MA, Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.

   Contact:
   Guy Shields
   978.858.5246
SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/

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