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Raytheon Receives $10.5 Million Contract to Upgrade Patriot Missile Facility Test Equipment

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 14, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $10.5 million contract from the German company COMLOG to test and deliver an upgrade kit for Patriot missile facility test equipment.

"This upgrade provides an enhanced capability to test Patriot missiles to ensure the combat-tested missile continues to perform well into the future," said Rick Yuse, Raytheon IDS Integrated Air Defense vice president.

The contract calls for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) to provide a kit to upgrade the existing Patriot Missile (PM) 460 test station at the site in Schrobenhausen, Germany, to the new PM 560 configuration. The PM 560 features upgrades to software and hardware to improve testing capability and to keep the test station supportable for the life of the Patriot program. Work will be performed at IDS' Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.

COMLOG, a joint venture between Raytheon and the German company Lenkflugkorpersysteme GmbH (LFK), provides Patriot missile maintenance, repair and logistic services support on behalf of NAMSA (the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency) located in Capellen, Luxembourg.

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, 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 Integrated Defense Systems

CONTACT: Guy Shields of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems,

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

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