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Raytheon-led Team Executing at Fast Pace on Warfighter FOCUS Program

RESTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- The Raytheon-led (NYSE: RTN) Warrior Training Alliance (WTA) has supported about 1.5 million exercises at more than 400 locations worldwide since the start of the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program in May.

Training support has been provided to members of all U.S. services and some coalition partners. The WTA's work to integrate the U.S. Army's live, virtual and constructive training domains began on May 1, 2008, following a transition period. Raytheon was awarded the Warfighter FOCUS contract last year.

"We have also processed 1,500 task orders on the contract which demonstrates our ability to immediately meet the needs of our customers," said Mike Edwards, WTA and Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) vice president.

To support the Warfighter FOCUS program, Raytheon has expanded its presence in Southern Arizona with the opening of an office at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, and has also opened the Warfighter Support Center -- the WTA's depot facility -- in Louisville, Kentucky.

Warfighter FOCUS is a U.S. Army program under the Program Executive Office for Training, Simulation and Instrumentation to consolidate operations and maintenance, systems integration and engineering support services for the Army's live, virtual and constructive training systems.

The Raytheon-led Warrior Training Alliance includes major teammates Computer Sciences Corporation, General Dynamics Information Technology, MPRI and more than 100 other companies. These industry leaders in training bring proven, current and relevant experience across all training environments, including live, virtual and constructive. With a combined legacy of successfully executing large-scale and complex programs, the WTA is organized to apply the right resources to successfully accomplish each task and to deliver the best value, lowest risk solutions.

RTSC provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. RTSC specializes in Mission Support (including installation, integration, maintenance, training and logistics support), counterproliferation and counterterrorism, homeland security solutions, base and range operations and customized engineering and manufacturing.

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.

  Kristin Patterson Jones
  703.295.2534 (office)
  571.723.2804 (mobile)

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Kristin Patterson Jones of Raytheon Company, +1-703-295-2534,
+1-571-723-2804 (mobile), kpjones@raytheon.com

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

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