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Raytheon Awarded Certificate of SAFETY Act Designation for Interoperability Solution

RALEIGH, N.C., March 17, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon's audio control unit technology has been designated as a "Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology" under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies, or SAFETY, Act.

Raytheon's ACU technology provides public safety agencies a means to interconnect existing radio equipment with other radio systems operating on different frequencies. The company's ACU-1000, ACU-M, ACU-T and TRP-1000 products were included in the designation and placed onto the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's approved product list.

"The SAFETY Act provides us with important legal liability protections as a supplier of a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology," said William Iannacci, director, Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Civil Communications Solutions. "After an extensive and thorough review period, the award also validates the performance of our communications solutions and recognizes our longstanding commitment to provide these solutions to support national security efforts."

Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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 73,000 people worldwide.

    Katie McWilliams

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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