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Raytheon Solipsys' Software Achieves Standard Conformance Certification

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 26, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Solipsys achieved a major milestone last month when its software for the U.S. Marine Corps' Air Defense Communications Platform Enhancement Package (ADCP-EP) received certification.

Given by the Defense Information Systems Agency's Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC), the Standard Conformance Certification, as it is known, is a critical milestone in the operational certification process of the ADCP- EP. It will allow the Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (CLAWS) to communicate and share data with other military systems using the Tactical Data Link-16 (TDL-16) in a combat environment.

CLAWS is an advanced air defense guided missile system launcher combining combat proven AMRAAM (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles) on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle.

TDL-16 is an interface standard for all military services using the military specification set by the Department of Defense. To be allowed to communicate on a link in a combat situation, the military requires each system to go through a detailed certification. The rigorous testing ensures that systems operating in combat will be fully integrated, allowing each system to maximize its capabilities. Raytheon Solipsys' Multi-Source Correlation Track (MSCT) passed this certification under the umbrella of the ADCP-EP system for CLAWS.

"Attaining this certification will allow our multi-source correlation and tracking system to expand into new arenas with the confidence that we are compliant with the Department of Defense standard. It offers new opportunities for us in the command and control arena," said Mark Trenor, president of Raytheon Solipsys.

Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in joint battlespace integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated solutions for the air, surface and subsurface battlespace.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 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 80,000 people worldwide.

  Notes to editors:
   1. Raytheon Solypsis is a unit of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems

   2. This certification follows the successful testing of the "Family of
      Systems" as a part of the CLAWS configuration earlier this year at
      White Sands, N.M. -- the last in a series of demonstrational tests
      performed by the U.S. Marine Corps.  The large volume air picture was
      provided by the TPS-59 radar and AN/TYQ-23 Tactical Air Operations
      Module.  Close air picture and tracking data were provided by the
      ThalesRaytheonSystems MPQ-64 Sentinel Radar.  Command and control,
      with air picture, and track correlation and target data generation,
      were performed by the MSCT and the Tactical Display Framework, which
      is part of the ADCP-EP.  Fire control and launching were controlled by
      Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' RTU network.  Intercept was by
      the Raytheon Missile Systems AIM-120 AMRAAM.

   3. The ADCP-EP is version

   4. TDL-16 is also known as TADIL-J

   5. The military specification referred to in paragraph four is MIL-STD-

   Guy Shields
SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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