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MILCOM 2008 Conference Registration Open

World's premier military communications conference to be held in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Online registration for MILCOM 2008, the world's premier military communications conference, is now open.

The annual defense communications forum co-sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society will take place Nov. 17 - 19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will host the 27th annual gathering, where more than 6,000 government and industry representatives from 30 countries are expected to focus on the theme, "Assuring Mission Success."

People interested in attending MILCOM 2008 are encouraged to go to http://www.milcom.org/ to register for the conference, as well as obtain important information about the agenda, exhibits and lodging.

"MILCOM is the premier event for government, military, academia and industry experts from around the world to focus on the role military communications plays in assuring mission success," said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Raytheon's Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems. "Given the radio frequency environment and security challenges faced by today's armed forces, the communications solutions we provide our warfighters are more critical and relevant than ever."

The MILCOM 2008 program will feature unclassified and classified technical sessions. Topics will cover communications and information technologies and capabilities that address 21st century communications challenges related to national defense, homeland security, disaster response and interoperability.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include the Honorable John Grimes, assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer, U.S. Department of Defense; U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael Vane, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, Training and Doctrine Command; U.S. Army Gen. Jeffrey Sorenson; and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson, chief of Warfighting and Integration and chief information officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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.

   Lynford Morton

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Lynford Morton of Raytheon Company, +1-703-284-4446,

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

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