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Raytheon awarded $197 million for LPD 17 program

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 12, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $197 million U.S. Navy contract for life-cycle engineering and support of the LPD 17 class, the Navy's next generation of amphibious warfare ships.

As a key member of the LPD alliance, Raytheon is the total ship electronics systems integrator for the LPD 17 class as well as the prime contractor for life-cycle engineering and support. The company provides the Shipboard Wide Area Network, integrated product data environment, total ship information management, and integrated ship electronics architecture for the LPD 17 class.

"With this award, Raytheon will continue to build on our past performance of expertly delivering critical ship systems support to ensure mission success for our Navy customer," said Dan Smith, president of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "We are committed to providing the U.S. Navy fleet with the technology, capabilities and support that it can count on to achieve its mission objectives with confidence now and in the future."

This contract includes five options for a total of five years of support. It extends IDS' role as the ship's prime provider of life-cycle engineering and support, originally awarded in 2005.

Raytheon's work on the LPD 17 program is performed at the Expeditionary Warfare Center, San Diego, Calif.; at the Seapower Capability Center, Portsmouth, R.I.; and by Raytheon Technical Services Company, New Orleans, La., and San Diego.

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.

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