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Raytheon to Restore Bandwidth Over the Atlantic Through its Global Broadcast Service

Navy will benefit from improved functionality in delivery of mission essential information

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a task order to restore the available bandwidth of the Global Broadcast Service satellite communications system over the Atlantic Ocean to support naval vessels and operations.

Under the Advanced Technology Support Program III, Raytheon will complete the integration of the Satellite Broadcast Manager facility in Norfolk, Va., with the U.S. Naval Station uplink in Rota, Spain, to provide GBS broadcast coverage over the Atlantic.

Developed and operated by Raytheon, the GBS is a worldwide mission support system that provides decision managers and warfighters at the edge of the Global Information Grid with high-speed, high-volume critical intelligence and situational awareness data to military forces on post, in transit and in theater.

"The enhancement to GBS restores the bandwidth available to disseminate mission essential intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance data to warfighters transiting or operating in the Atlantic Ocean," said Guy A. Dubois, vice president of Raytheon's Operational Technologies and Solutions.

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems 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.

Note to Editors: Raytheon is hosting the 27th annual MILCOM 2008 gathering, the premier military communications conference, which draws almost 300 technology exhibitors, the most in the history of this event. This year's conference, themed "Assuring Mission Success," is taking place in San Diego, Calif., Nov. 17-20.

  Quentin Hunstad

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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

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