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Raytheon Submits Proposal for Air Force Global Broadcast Service Transition Contract

RESTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has submitted its proposal for the Air Force Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Satellite Broadcast Manager Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) Transition contract.

The Air Force Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., will transition GBS broadcast functionality to centralized Defense Information System Agency computing centers and position the system to meet and support the evolving needs of the warfighter.

GBS is a worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support system. Military forces receive high-speed, high-volume multimedia communications with critical intelligence and situational awareness data. This effort will integrate GBS into future net-centric operations across the global information grid.

"The Raytheon-led team has proposed a low-risk solution to ensure the successful transition of this mission critical capability to the new computing centers," said Michael D. Keebaugh, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "Raytheon sustains an 11-year history as the GBS solutions provider for the Air Force and continues to build on 40 years of leadership in precision satellite ground command and control and data processing systems."

The Raytheon team includes video dissemination and broadcast leader Harris Corporation, the DECC capacity service provider and integrator HP, and the Joint Internet Protocol Modem developer ViaSat.

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. IIS had annual revenues in 2007 of approximately $2.7 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

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.

  Quentin Hunstad

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Quentin Hunstad of Raytheon, +1-703-849-1588,

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

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