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Raytheon Awarded $38 Million Contract for Electronic Infrastructure Services in Iraq

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 26, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $38 million option year U.S. Army contract for its ongoing efforts in the design, development, installation and maintenance of state-of-the-art command and control, communications and computing (C4) facilities in Iraq.

The contract is awarded primarily for the operation and maintenance of existing facilities, engineering and installation of new services, network information assurance, and logistics support services.

This is the fifth contract awarded to Raytheon for communications and information systems infrastructure. It is also the first option exercised to Raytheon for its communications technology solutions that include classified and unclassified network data, network management, information assurance, communications security management, system administration, video teleconferencing, and help desk/customer support.

Raytheon, teamed with the Maryland-based DRS Technical and Management Service Corporation, recently received top marks on an Army performance assessment report.

"We're providing support in real-time to our commanders in the field, strengthening their efforts each and every day. Our rapid response and evolving technical solutions ensure they have the tools they need, when they need them," said Jack Harrington, vice president of Command and Control Systems for Raytheon's Network Centric Systems.

Raytheon has provided mission critical support to the Multi-National Force serving in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The essential C4 capabilities provided under this contract range from the MNF headquarters location to the zone around the U.S. Embassy and enclaves throughout the International Zone, as well as outlying bases throughout Iraq and elsewhere in the field.

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 85 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.

  Steve Brecken

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Steve Brecken of Raytheon Company, +1-508-490-2627

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

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