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Raytheon Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract to Develop Next-Generation DCGS Integration Backbone Architecture

GARLAND, Texas, May 29, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to continue evolving a system for the sharing of near real-time, actionable intelligence information among warfighters.

Known as the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB), the next-generation DIB -- DIB 1.3 -- will address standards compliance, baseline convergence, enterprise interoperability and unique U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy requirements.

The Web-based DIB is an open service-oriented architecture through which military analysts and the intelligence communities can collaborate globally, regardless of their military service affiliation, thereby enabling joint interoperability. Raytheon first developed the DIB under the DCGS 10.2 contract for the Air Force and has supported the integration of the software into existing and emerging systems for the Army and Navy.

"The DIB technology has been successful in providing information interoperability, and the next evolution of the DIB will ensure successful integration to fight the war on terror," said Anthony DiFurio, director of Multi-Intelligence Systems for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems. "We are looking forward to providing the U.S. military a service enabling it to integrate its systems with faster efficiency and effectiveness."

Raytheon developed the DIB roadmap process to logically add enhancements to the DIB product. The roadmap provides a plan for regular enhancement cycles of commercial technologies and standards to enable new features and services in the user community in a rapid and cost-effective approach. Raytheon will work closely with the government's DIB Management Office to incorporate the latest inputs from the user community to make it easier and faster to join the enterprise and share information.

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.

Note to Editors:

The DIB 1.3 will integrate the latest commercial products with Solaris 10, Oracle 10g and Weblogic 10. The software will enable need-to-know capabilities, security domain federation, network-centric enterprise services security, automatic discovery and federation of DIBs.

  Keith Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith Little of Raytheon Company, +1-703-849-1675,

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

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