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Raytheon and McNeil Security Team to Offer Private Security Screening Services to Airports

RESTON, Va., April 24, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC) and McNeil Security will team to offer private security screening services to airports across the country.

RTSC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, and McNeil Security Inc., a subsidiary of McNeil Technologies, will offer a wide range of airport security services to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) including passenger and baggage screening services.

The services will be offered as part of the TSA's Screening Partnership Program (SPP), which allows airport operators to submit an application to have security screening provided by a qualified private company.

RTSC and McNeil Security have a legacy of delivering transportation security services and homeland security technologies. McNeil Security currently provides front-line security to the TSA, providing passenger and baggage screening services at Greater Rochester International Airport, one of the six airports participating in the SPP.

Raytheon delivers a wide array of homeland security solutions and has a proud history of evaluating, deploying and integrating transportation and airport security technologies for the TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Together, Raytheon and McNeil are uniquely qualified to provide customers with critical security screening services that can increase efficiencies, improve customer service, enhance airport security and help protect our nation," said Bryan Even, a Raytheon Company vice president and president of RTSC. "Raytheon has more than 18 years of experience delivering innovative airport security solutions to more than 450 commercial airports, and McNeil is one of only four companies currently providing private passenger and baggage screening services."

"The McNeil-Raytheon team is leveraging the collective expertise of two of the industry's most innovative aviation security teams to deliver integrated airport security solutions," said Ronald Thomas, chief executive officer of McNeil Technologies.

McNeil Technologies is a recognized management consulting company and is the premier provider of critical professional services and reliable business solutions. McNeil Technologies has more than 21 years experience in security services, consulting services, information management, and language services. With more than 1,300 employees, McNeil's team of professionals has backgrounds and credentials that provide valuable support to national security and homeland defense initiatives. Based in Springfield, Va., McNeil Technologies has offices in 10 locations nationwide and eight worldwide locations.

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 (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.

Notes to Editors:

The TSA's Screening Partnership Program is also known as the Private Security Screening Program or "Opt-Out" program and is currently operating at the following six airports: Greater Rochester International, Rochester, N.Y.; San Francisco International, San Francisco, Calif.; Tupelo Regional, Tupelo, Miss.; Kansas City International, Kansas City, Mo.; Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyo.; and Sioux Falls Regional Airport, Sioux Falls, S.D.

   Vanessa Rubino

   Lynford Morton

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Vanessa Rubino, +1-703-295-2358, Vanessa_L_Rubino@raytheon.com,
or Lynford Morton, +1-571-239-8280, lynfordm@raytheon.com both of Raytheon

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

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