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Raytheon Receives $13 Million Patriot Missile Facilities Support Contract

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 8, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $13.4 million U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command contract to provide material and technical services in support of the Patriot missile field surveillance program.

The contract calls for Raytheon to provide technical personnel and material to support the processing of Patriot missile rounds and the operation of the Patriot missile facilities, missile assembly/disassembly facilities and the Patriot missile transmitter facility.

"We take great pride in our legacy of providing our Patriot customers with outstanding whole life support and look forward to continuing that legacy," said Rick Yuse, vice president of Integrated Air Defense for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). "Patriot and Raytheon take pride in meeting the needs and providing solutions to our domestic and international customers."

This effort will be performed at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.; IDS headquarters, Tewksbury, Mass.; and Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC, Burlington, Mass., as well as Texarkana, Texas, and overseas locations.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. armed forces.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2005 sales of $21.9 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.

   Tom Saunders

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Tom Saunders of Raytheon Company, +1-978-858-4519

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

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