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Raytheon Team Selected for U.S. Army Battle Command Development Contract

FORT MONMOUTH, N.J., May 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- A team led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity award for the U.S. Army Battle Command Development contract.

The Battle Command Development contract, managed by the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command, is a five-year, multi-award vehicle worth up to $777.4 million.

The award enables the Raytheon team to compete for task orders that will enhance and maintain the capabilities of the Army Battle Command System. The ABCS consists of products that have been developed by battle command organizations. These products are used throughout theater and lack commonality.

The task orders focus on unifying the existing ABCS products into a net-centric, service-oriented architecture. This allows the ABCS a common look and feel within its family of products and improved interoperability with other Army systems.

"The use of battle command products in current conflicts and in future Army modernization efforts is critical, making this effort particularly important," said Andy Zogg, vice president, Raytheon Network Centric Systems Command and Control Systems. "Our aim is to put real solutions in the hands of our soldiers quickly."

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.

    Jennifer Griffith

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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