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Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Names Del Checcolo Vice President, Engineering

TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 16, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems has named Michael Del Checcolo vice president, Engineering, reporting to IDS President Dan Smith. He is also the IDS business representative on the Raytheon Company Engineering Leadership team, reporting to Mark Russell, Raytheon Company vice president of Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance.

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Del Checcolo's responsibilities include leading all engineering activities within IDS, including the development and management of technology, execution of advanced programs, coordination of strategic architecture initiatives, and continuous improvement of processes and tools.

"This appointment underscores the importance IDS places on providing our results-based people with opportunities to grow within the company," Smith said. "Mike has continually produced outstanding results at ever increasing levels of responsibility for nearly 20 years."

Del Checcolo's most recent assignment was vice president of the IDS Engineering Advanced Technology Directorate. He holds a master's in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a bachelor's from Northeastern University where he began his career with Raytheon in 1989 as a "Co-op" student. He has authored numerous papers and holds more than 20 patents.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

   Guy Shields
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SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Guy Shields of Raytheon Company, +1-978-858-5246

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

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