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Raytheon Awarded Phase 2 Contract for Exploratory Research in Nuclear Detection Technology

TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 6, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a follow-on contract from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a capability for Stand-Off Warning Against Radiological Materials (SWARM).

This second-phase effort is an eight-month contract for $1.176 million managed by DHS' Domestic Nuclear Detection Office under the Exploratory Research in Nuclear Detection Technology Program. It is the second of a five-phase development program worth $2.9 million if all options are exercised.

"The goal of the SWARM program is to take a strategic and analytical approach to addressing the challenges of radiation detection in a realistic environment," said Michael Del Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "The team is developing modeling capability to optimize the number and types of sensors being used for detection, along with the architecture necessary to implement a distributed sensor network to protect our nation from the threat of nuclear terrorism."

In developing a reliable and affordable SWARM solution for DHS, Raytheon is utilizing its OpenAIR™ business model, leveraging the talents and capabilities of academia, as well as large and small businesses to provide the best-value solution. IDS is teaming with experts from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, N.M.; Physical Sciences Inc., Andover, Mass; ORTEC, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; MIT, Cambridge, Mass.; and Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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.

    Michele Lemos

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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