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Raytheon's Cobra Judy Replacement Program Completes Hardware Critical Design Review

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 15, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company, with principal teammate Northrop Grumman Electronics, successfully completed a Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) Mission Equipment (ME) Program hardware Critical Design Review (CDR) March 29, 2006.

The intensive CDR event took place during five days, concluding with the S-Band radar design presentation to the U.S. Navy March 7-8, with a closeout review March 29.

Successful completion of the CJR ME Program CDR demonstrated to the Navy that the X-Band and S-Band radar hardware designs are complete and ready for construction. The successful CDR sets the stage for the next major program milestone: the post-CDR in-process review this spring.

"The CJR Program will provide customers with next-generation integrated solutions for critical data collection challenges," said Pete Franklin, vice president, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Missile Defense. "It will save the government money by leveraging Raytheon's knowledge across programs and our 30-plus years of experience in radar technology."

The CJR ME Program is an integrated, surveillance and ballistic missile data collection radar system to support U.S. treaty monitoring activities. Its dual-band radar suite consists of X-band and S-band phased array sensors and other related mission equipment.

Raytheon IDS is the prime contractor for the CJR ME Program. Northrop Grumman is Raytheon's principal team partner, with responsibility for the S-Band phased array antenna.

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 Comapny

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

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

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