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Raytheon Greatly Expands Available Bandwidth to the Military

Warfighters in the Pacific now have increased capability from the Global Broadcast Service

RESTON, Va., June 17, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Broadcast Service Satellite Broadcast Manager facility in Wahiawa, Hawaii, recently began operational broadcasts over the U.S. Air Force's new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite.

Developed and operated for the past 10 years by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), the Global Broadcast Service now provides users in the Pacific with increased capacity, thanks to the WGS.

"The addition of WGS capacity dramatically increases situational awareness, provides faster sensor-to-shooter timelines, and enhances Global Broadcast Service to the warfighters in the Pacific," said Guy A. DuBois, vice president of Raytheon's Operational Technologies and Solutions.

Raytheon has implemented three major upgrades to the GBS through its technology team with a demonstrated record of providing transition solutions with the lowest-risk and best-value system. The company's program intimacy provides the U.S. government the right technical skill to address the evolving nature of the next-generation transition contract that integrates GBS into future net-centric operations across the global information grid.

The GBS is a worldwide mission support system providing wideband Internet protocol broadcasts of real-time video, imagery and large files with critical actionable intelligence and situational awareness data to military forces on post, in transit and in theater.

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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