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Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center Receives SHINGO Award

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 22, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center (IADC), Andover, Mass., received the Northeast Regional SHINGO award for excellence in lean manufacturing during an awards dinner held at the University of Massachusetts' Boston Campus last week.

The award recognizes organizations that use world-class manufacturing strategies and practices to achieve world-class results. The award was established in 1988 to promote awareness of lean manufacturing concepts and recognizes companies in North America that achieve world-class manufacturing status.

More than 4,000 employees work at Raytheon's IADC, ensuring that the missile guidance systems, radar sub-assemblies and final systems that are destined to support the warfighter, will work first time, every time. Additionally, the employees at the IADC produce the critically required circuit cards for all Raytheon businesses.

"This award validates the dedication and teamwork of all employees at the Integrated Air Defense Center including the more than 1500 IBEW and IAM employees who embraced and employed the concepts of 'Lean Manufacturing' in order to provide for mission assurance and 'No Doubt' in all of the products and services they provide to our nations warfighter," said Dan Ryan, vice president of Operations for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. "These people 'stepped up to the plate' when it came to applying lean concepts into their work environment day in and day out."

Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in joint battle space integration. With a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime war fighting solutions.

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.

   Guy Shields

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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