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Raytheon Chosen for Key Role in U.S. Army High Capacity Communications Capability (HC3) Program

    MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 23  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has been
selected by the U.S. Army Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate for
an 18-month study phase of the High Capacity Communications Capability (HC3)
program.  Final award selection will follow completion of the study phase.

    This strategic program is central to the Army's transformational net-
centric communications efforts, providing for the implementation of a
comprehensive "Command and Control on the Move" capability.  The team led by
Raytheon will develop and integrate systems critical to the mission of Army
and Marine Corps information superiority.

    "HC3 is the anchor program for high capacity satellite access for the
Army's Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), and for the Marine
Corps' Tactical Data Network (TDN).  It is how we transform range extension of
the Global Information Grid," said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Raytheon's
Integrated Communication Systems.  "We will leverage our success in Army and
Marine Corps SMART-T and other MILSATCOM programs to integrate these systems
for our Warfighters."  The process will include adaptation of software
compliant architecture and joint technical architecture policies, as utilized
for the Joint Tactical Radio System.

    Work will be performed at Raytheon's Network Centric Systems facility in
Marlborough, Mass., and with a core industry team across the United States.
Network Centric Systems is Raytheon's leader in communication systems
integration.

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 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 78,000 people worldwide.


  Contact:
   Patricia Perlini
   972-952-4033


SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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



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