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Raytheon Successfully Completes DCGS Block 10.2 Final Design Review

    GARLAND, Texas, June 21  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company successfully
completed a final design review for the Distributed Common Ground System
(DCGS) Integration Backbone (DIB) and the DCGS Block 10.2 multi-intelligence

    Raytheon presented its Department of Defense Architecture Framework model
for the Air Force DCGS enterprise to representatives from the Air Force, Army,
Navy and Marines as well as other federal agencies. A protest against the
contract award recently was denied by the General Accounting Office,
confirming the award decision to Raytheon.

    DCGS is a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems
architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations and
production. Its environment provides for both the physical and electronic
distribution of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data,
processes, and systems.

    Raytheon's DCGS 10.2 upgrade will be capable of continuous on-demand
intelligence brokering that will enable American and coalition forces to get
the information they need to take action and influence events in hours,
minutes or even seconds.

    In the review, the Raytheon team previewed the system's Web services and
applications that are built upon the DIB. Rapid application development and
deployment was completed less than six months after the program began and
validates the open, standards-based architectures Raytheon built with
commercial, off-the-shelf technology.

    "We've met or exceeded all design requirements for DCGS Block 10.2," said
John Nannen, vice president of Remote Systems for Raytheon's Intelligence and
Information business. "The delivery of the Air Force DCGS Web portal, a
publish-and-subscribe broker, and a commercial-off-the-shelf workflow manager,
will greatly enhance our customer's access to intelligence data as well as
provide a rapid tasking capability for the U-2, Predator and Global Hawk
platforms. "DCGS Block 10.2 is a major modernization of the infrastructure and
architecture of Air Force intelligence processing systems," Nannen said. "DCGS
Block 10.2 includes a shift from the traditional Task, Process, Exploit and
Disseminate chain to an open, standards-based infrastructure that fully
supports the Task, Post, Process, and Use model."

    In addition, Raytheon recently conducted a technical exchange meeting in
Quantico, Va., with representatives from the armed services and intelligence
community, defining how the DIB will allow interoperability, data sharing and
collaboration among the services' DCGS elements.

    Raytheon and its teammates (including BAE SYSTEMS, General Dynamics, L3
Communications and Lockheed Martin) are using an enterprise, modular,
architecture drawn from current military and national programs and based on
proven commercial and government products. The open architecture and
standards-based system will lay the foundation for DCGS Block 10.2, Block 20,
Block 30, and beyond. The open architecture approach ensures joint
interoperability and reduced cost as future upgrades are integrated.

    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.

   Patrick McKenna

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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