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Raytheon Wins $14 Million Award for Radio Communications System

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 16, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an initial $14 million contract through the U.S. government to supply 650 Enhanced Position Location Reporting System, or EPLRS, networked data radios to the Department of National Defence of Canada.

"Providing our international partners with EPLRS is an important milestone in coalition interoperability efforts," said Jerry Powlen, vice president, Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems. "With EPLRS, military forces can leverage extensive on-the-move networking capabilities for enhancing situational awareness and command and control capabilities when supporting joint missions with U.S. forces."

With more than 16,000 radios currently fielded across all four U.S. Armed Services, EPLRS provides the largest integrated tactical data network for today's highly mobile fighting force. The Canadian version of EPLRS is fully interoperable with U.S. systems. It also offers extended networking capabilities from a wider range of frequency channels, providing additional situational awareness to soldiers. EPLRS systems are deployed on a variety of vehicular and airborne platforms.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 80 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 73,000 people worldwide.

  MB Hodgkiss

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

Contact: MB Hodgkiss of Raytheon Company, +1-508-490-2607

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

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