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Raytheon Opens Warfighter Support Center in Louisville, Ky.

RESTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), is opening a Warfighter Support Center depot repair facility in Louisville, Ky., to support the U.S. Army's Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program.

The 135,000-square-foot center will employ 75 people providing logistics, technical support, and depot maintenance services.

"The Warfighter Support Center will improve service to soldiers by increasing turnaround times for repairable items," said Mike Edwards, an RTSC vice president, and program manager of the Warrior Training Alliance (WTA) which facilitates execution of the Warfighter FOCUS contract. "The Center's overall goal is to get equipment back to warfighters faster so they can complete their valuable training operations."

The Warfighter FOCUS program 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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