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Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems Supply Organization Honors Eight Suppliers

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 30, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eight suppliers were honored by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) during IDS' first Supplier Excellence Award recognition program March 29 for their exemplary performances in 2005. The companies assured on-time deliveries, quality and commitment to process improvement.

The eight suppliers honored were: Data Device Corporation of Bohemia, NY; Hydraflow of Fullerton, Calif.; Paramount Industries of Langhorne, Pa.; PerkinElmer, Inc., of Covina, Calif.; Piconics, Inc., of Tyngsboro, Mass.; Port Electronics Corporation of Salem, N.H.; Rockbestos of East Granby, Conn.; and Storm Products of Woodridge, Ill.

"This is not about the amount of business you do with us or the specific product or expertise you bring to us. It is because you 'get it' and embrace our idea that performance matters," said Dan Smith, president of Raytheon IDS, and the keynote speaker. "Providing warfighters reliable and affordable capabilities is why we come to work. You contribute to that every day." The companies provide Raytheon IDS with an array of critical products, such as microelectronics, integrated circuits, power modules, hose assemblies, cable assemblies, and DC to DC converters.

"These companies exemplify Raytheon's commitment to providing premier products and superior customer service," said Zack Noshirwani, vice president of Raytheon IDS Integrated Supply Chain.

Throughout the evening, IDS leaders conveyed that the award is designed to recognize supplier excellence, link supplier performance to IDS performance and the warfighter, and build partnerships in providing solutions to customers.

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.

   Guy Shields

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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

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