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Florida Orders Raytheon's Advanced SUV-Based Radiation Detection System

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 18, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received an award for its Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System from Florida's Department of Transportation. The system detects and identifies nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations, using advanced spectroscopic technology.

The Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System will expand Florida's capability to operate in urban environments to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry, and public venues such as major sporting events and other large events that terrorists might consider targets.

"These systems have been developed to meet a critical need shared by every state with a large city," said Mary Petryszyn, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of Civil Security and Response Programs. "In this case, we are providing the state of Florida the proven capability that it needs to protect its citizens against nuclear threats."

With this delivery Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems maintains its position as a source for homeland security solutions to all levels of government, with award-winning manufacturing capability, a highly skilled workforce, and proven, affordable technology innovations.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

    Carol Sobel

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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