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Raytheon Systems Limited Appoints New Managing Director

WALTHAM, Mass., May 15, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company has appointed Brian McKeon managing director of Raytheon Systems Limited, Raytheon's United Kingdom subsidiary.

McKeon served as vice president of Command and Control Systems for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business and was chairman of Houston Associates, a Raytheon subsidiary. Previously, he led the Command and Control/Battle Management programs group in Raytheon's former C3I business. In addition to his position at Raytheon Systems Limited, McKeon will continue to serve as chairman of ThalesRaytheonSystems, the transatlantic joint venture between Thales Group of France and Raytheon. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Brandeis University and a master's degree in computer engineering from the University of Lowell.

"Brian is a consummate business executive with a proven track record of success," said Thomas M. Culligan, CEO of Raytheon International and executive vice president of Business Development. "Raytheon Systems Limited is in a commanding position to help Raytheon grow its international business in Europe and elsewhere. Ongoing efforts on several key programs, including ASTOR (Airborne Stand-Off Radar), JETTS (Joint Effects Tactical Targeting System), Precision Guided Bomb and UK Javelin, are critical to our customers' success and Raytheon's."

Raytheon Systems Limited is the UK-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defense and is involved in numerous, high priority programs for both MOD and the US Department of Defense. RSL designs, develops and manufactures a range of high technology defense and commercial electronic systems at its facilities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2005 sales of $21.9 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.

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