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Raytheon Awarded $21 Million to Provide Systems Support for the U.S. Army

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a U.S. Army $21 million contract modification to provide mission sustainment and support services for the Base Expeditionary Targeting and Surveillance System - Combined program.

"This additional maintenance and training support will further improve its capability as a multifunctional battlefield system, providing enhanced situational awareness to the warfighter," said Pete Franklin, vice president, National and Theater Security Programs for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

Work will be performed at Raytheon IDS' Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; Cross Business Integration Center, Billerica, Mass.; and Warfighter Protection Center, Huntsville, Ala. Raytheon's mission sustainment and support services is also an example of IDS' OpenAIR™ business model that leverages the best talents and capabilities of academia, large and small business to provide the best value solution for the customer.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities 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.

  Maureen Heard

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Maureen Heard of Raytheon Company, +1-339-645-6664

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