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Raytheon to Provide the U.S. Army New Wideband Receive Suites

Suites will allow faster dissemination of large data products

RESTON, Va., May 28, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command has awarded an $11.74 million contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the production and delivery of 205 Global Broadcast Service transportable ground receive suites and associated spares.

The suites permit Army mobile users at the edge of the battlefield to receive data and video broadcast products and process them for use by military decision makers and frontline troops.

"Raytheon has supplied the Army with the GBS TGRS for several years while maintaining it fully compliant with all Army technical and logistical support needs," said Guy A. DuBois, vice president of Raytheon's Operational Technologies and Solutions.

The GBS provides joint tactical operators with high-speed, high-volume multimedia communications and information flow for forces on post, in transit, and in theater in support of the conduct of modern warfare.

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. Raytheon IIS has annual revenues of approximately $2.7 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 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 72,000 people worldwide.

   Quentin Hunstad

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Quentin Hunstad of Raytheon Company, +1-703-849-1588,

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

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