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Raytheon Team to Pursue U.S. Air Force $2 Billion Transformational Military Communications Program

Industry leaders form team to offer U.S. Air Force unrivaled capabilities in global communications network operations

    AURORA, Colo., Dec. 6, 2004  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company will lead an
industry team in pursuit of the Transformational Satellite Communications
System (TSAT) Mission Operations System (TMOS), a program to provide the
warfighter a secure, interoperable, high-capacity global communications
network.  The contract will be awarded in fiscal year 2005.

    The TMOS program is valued at about $2 billion and is administered by the
MILSATCOM (Military Satellite Communications) Joint Program Office at the Air
Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. The
TMOS contract award is scheduled for late fiscal year 2005.

    TMOS will provide the Department of Defense the network architecture
development and the implementation of the operations and network management
elements for the U.S. military's transformational communications initiative.
TMOS addresses lessons learned during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring
Freedom by enabling Internet-like connectivity, extending the Global
Information Grid to the highly disadvantaged mobile user, and improving the
efficiency of communications by transforming the way in which bandwidth is
managed.  Through adaptive dynamic resource management, warfighters will be
able to access and provide information while maintaining quality of service.

    The Raytheon team, which includes Boeing, General Dynamics, and AT&T, was
assembled nearly one year ago, boasting an unrivaled suite of capabilities in
the areas of mission systems integration, government and commercial networks,
network security, and mobile communications.

    "The breadth and depth of our network development and operations
experience coupled with our ability to deliver large software development
programs on time and within budget are the key discriminators in this
pursuit," said Ray Kolibaba, vice president of Space Systems for Raytheon. "By
leveraging each teammate's strengths, we can greatly benefit the customer and
ultimately the warfighter."

    The Raytheon-led team will establish a secure, dynamic networking
architecture that is drawn from current government programs and based upon
proven commercial and government products.  The architecture will ensure that
the warfighters and combatant commanders will reap the benefits of TMOS to
gain interoperability communications with simplified and tailorable systems
and interfaces.

    Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.

   Darci Bushey

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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