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Raytheon Sells Second Advanced SUV-Based Radiation Detection System to Florida

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 2, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) sold a second Mobile Nuclear Radiation Detection System, or MNRDS, to Florida's Department of Transportation.

The MNRDS is a mobile radiation detection system mounted in a sports utility vehicle; it provides the ability to detect and identify nuclear radiation in mobile and stationary operations using advanced spectroscopic technology. It will expand the state's capability to safeguard against nuclear threats on highways, bridges, overpasses, tunnels, ports of entry, and public venues such as major sporting events and other large gatherings that might be considered targets.

"This sale confirms Raytheon's MNRDS as Florida's mobile nuclear radiological system of choice," said Mary Petryszyn, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems vice president of Civil Security and Response Programs. "We're proud Florida chose this proven capability to meet the critical need to protect citizens against nuclear threats."

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, with its award-winning manufacturing capability, a highly skilled workforce, and proven and affordable technology innovations, rapidly delivers homeland security solutions to all levels of government.

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.

Carol Sobel

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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