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Raytheon Assembles Team to Pursue U.S. Army Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services contract

RESTON, Va., Oct. 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has signed teaming agreements with more than 45 large and small business partners to pursue the Army's Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS) II contract.

Among the companies joining RTSC are Honeywell, Battelle, SAAB Training USA and Oberon.

OPTARSS II is the U.S. Army Forces Command's multiple award, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract. The request for proposal is expected to be issued in November.

OPTARSS II provides an expedited ordering process that will satisfy the needs of the Department of Defense and U.S. Army customers. Under the contract, task orders will be executed that address operational planning, training, modeling and simulation, flight operations, mobilization plans and execution, deployment operations, force protection and transformation.

"Raytheon is focused on partnering with the U.S. Army to protect the forces and provide an unparalleled advantage in supporting military missions both domestic and abroad," said Steve Teel, RTSC vice president of strategic initiatives. Teel, who also leads Raytheon's Global Training Solutions, said, "Our OPTARSS II team is experienced and ready to give warfighters the support they need, when they need it."

The Raytheon OPTARSS II team has small-, medium- and large-business partners and is led by RTSC OPTARSS II Program Manager Len Grasso. The team recently opened an office near the U.S. Army Forces Command in Georgia.

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.

  Cassandra Watson
  Office: 703.295.2424

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Cassandra Watson of Raytheon Company, +1-703-295-2424,

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

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