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Raytheon Demonstrates Key BMDS Sensor Netting and Integration Capability

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Jan. 3, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company successfully demonstrated a key sensor netting and integration capability to the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) as part of an effort funded by the Missile Defense Agency.

The demonstration highlighted the benefits of the Raytheon Solipsys Tactical Component Network (TCN) capability as a sensor netting framework for the BMDS. TCN provides an enhanced capability-based approach to supporting joint interoperability and net-centric operations across mission areas.

"This successful TCN demonstration underscores Raytheon's role as a provider of innovative solutions in missile defense for our customer," said Rick Yuse, vice president of the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Missile Defense Business Area. "TCN provides a critical capability with applications across missions, and it's a key step towards achieving Joint Battlespace Integration."

Raytheon IDS is the lead for the TCN demonstration, leveraging its expertise in sensor technology and system engineering and integration combined with the TCN technology developed by Raytheon Solipsys to provide a BMDS sensor netting architecture.

Raytheon Solipsys, with headquarters in Laurel, Md., is a business unit of Integrated Defense Systems.

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. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime warfighting 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.

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Guy Shields of Raytheon Company, +1-978-858-5246

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

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