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Raytheon Receives Air Force Association's John R. Alison Award

WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received the John R. Alison Award, the Air Force Association's (AFA) highest honor for industrial leadership. Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson accepted the award at the AFA's 2010 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exhibition held recently in National Harbor, Md. Swanson expressed gratitude to the nation's men and women in uniform, military families, and members of the Raytheon team.

In accepting the award, Swanson noted: "This award is named for an airman, government and industry leader who has always exemplified teamwork and a 'can-do' spirit. The Raytheon team is inspired by General Alison and by all who depend on our systems and services. It is an honor to accept this award on behalf of the 75,000 employees of Raytheon."

Established in 1992, the John R. Alison award is AFA's highest honor for industrial leadership. It is named after retired Air Force Maj. Gen. John R. Alison, a highly decorated military aviator recognized as the "father of Air Force Special Operations." Alison served as an assistant secretary of Commerce and president of the Air Force Association.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.

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