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Raytheon Submits Final Proposal for U.S. Air Force Global Broadcast Service Transition Contract

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 31, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company , the 11-year Global Broadcast Service solution provider, has submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force GBS Satellite Broadcast Manager Defense Enterprise Computing Center Transition contract.

GBS is a worldwide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support system providing military forces with high-speed, high-volume multimedia broadcasts of intelligence and situational awareness data. 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.

"The Raytheon-led team has provided a low-risk solution to transition this essential capability to the new computing centers by investing in a mission-capable prototype of our GBS DECC solution," said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems business. "We have demonstrated the end-to-end GBS DECC capability in our system integration laboratory, which offers the Air Force the best solution to take GBS to the next level as the government continues support to Iraq and efforts in Afghanistan."

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

Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of intelligence and information solutions, specializing in ground processing, unmanned ground systems, cybersecurity operations, homeland security and other markets to resolve the most complex problems for customers worldwide. IIS had 2008 revenues of $3.1 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

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.

Note to Editors:

The Global Broadcast Service will be one of the systems highlighted at the 25th National Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Resort and Conference Center in Colorado Springs, Booth #503, through April 2, 2009.

    Keith Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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