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Raytheon Awarded $15.5 Million Air Force Contract to Repair Air Traffic Control Radar System Components

CHULA VISTA, Calif., March 20, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force (Air Force Logistics Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.) contract to repair air traffic control radar system components worldwide. The contract is valued at $15.5 million for the base-year and four option years.

RTSC will provide repair services, technical assistance and data in support of components applicable to the AN/TPN-19 and the AN/GPN-22 landing control centers for a one-year period. Additional options can be exercised to extend repair and field support services during the next four years. Work will be performed in Chula Vista, Calif., and at Air Force installations worldwide.

The AN/TPN-19 and AN/GPN-22 radar systems were designed and built by Raytheon. The Air Force has relied on the forward-deployed, mobile AN/TPN-19 radar system to support on-going operations in Iraq.

"We are pleased to continue providing Mission Support to the U.S. Air Force and the air traffic control radar systems," said Bob Davis, vice president and general manager of one of RTSC's business units. "This award is an opportunity to provide total life-cycle support and allows us to extend the operational lifespan of the Raytheon radar systems."

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. It specializes in Mission Support, counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, base and range operations and customized engineering services. Mission Support -- Raytheon's integrated approach to providing total life-cycle support, predicting customer needs, sensing problems and proactively applying solutions-enables Raytheon to maintain readiness and deliver operational capability on demand, enhancing customer mission success.

Raytheon Company, 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.

Note to Editors:

The award of this contract represents a continuation of Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) repair services and field support services on the AN/TPN-19 and AN/GPN-22 radar systems. RTSC has been supporting the radar components for more than 15 years.

Raytheon's AN/TPN-19 and Raytheon's AN/GPN-22 radar, deployed more than 20 years ago, provide air traffic control personnel accurate navigational information to guide aircraft on approach to a safe landing, during both clear and instrument flight rule weather conditions. The radar set is composed of the radar and associated communications and electronics equipment and external antenna system. The systems detect and track aircraft approaching a runway for landing. The AN/TPN-19 was deployed as a mobile radar system for operations in Iraq. The AN/GPN-22 has been in service beyond its originally planned life cycle and continues to perform the required mission.

   Vanessa Rubino

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Vanessa Rubino of Raytheon Company, +1-703-295-2358,

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

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