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Raytheon Adds EADS to Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System Pursuit Team

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has signed an agreement with EADS Secure Networks North America to pursue the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System contract.

EADS Secure Networks North America, a division of PlantCML®, joins the Raytheon-led team, which includes Etherstack and Powerwave Technologies. The team will propose an integrated wireless voice and data communications system that enables more than 34,000 Los Angeles first responders to communicate more effectively during daily operations, a natural disaster or a terrorist attack.

"The Los Angeles region represents a complex challenge as numerous public safety agencies join to improve response efforts and safety for the area," said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Integrated Communications Systems for Raytheon Network Centric Systems. "Raytheon's integration experience, our combined open-standards technology solutions and established market presence uniquely position our team to provide an effective integrated system to support the customer."

"Our Secure Networks division brings extensive large-scale radio system deployment experience and P25 standards expertise to the Raytheon team," said Tim Fuller, chief executive officer, PlantCML, an EADS North America company. "The team's approach allows Los Angeles first responders, who already have a long history of using PlantCML's E9-1-1 call center solutions, the flexibility to procure best value technology and avoid becoming locked into a proprietary solution."

EADS Secure Networks North America, a division of industry leader PlantCML, provides interoperable, professional mobile radio communications solutions to the mission-critical environment. This P25-based offering, made possible through the 2008 acquisition of PlantCML by EADS North America, provides increased capabilities and growth to the company's portfolio and position in public safety and homeland defense.

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.

    Kristy Foushee

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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