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Raytheon's Cobra Judy Replacement Program Finishes Final Review; Moves into Build and Integration Phase

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 20, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company successfully completed the final critical design review (CDR) in a series of reviews required to transition the Cobra Judy Replacement (CJR) Mission Equipment (ME) Program from the design to the build and integration phase.

The intensive three-day review, which included final design presentations, demonstrated to the U.S. Navy that the radar and related mission equipment are ready for construction. Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is the prime contractor for the CJR ME Program.

The CJR ME Program is an integrated, surveillance and ballistic missile data collection radar system to support U.S. treaty monitoring activities. Its DDG-1000 derivative dual-band radar suite consists of X-band and S-band phased array sensors and other related mission equipment.

"This final critical design review is a significant accomplishment for the CJR Program," said Pete Franklin, vice president, Raytheon IDS Missile Defense. "We've leveraged Raytheon's experience across all our radar programs to provide the capabilities that come from 30-plus years experience in radar technology."

Manufacturing of hardware and coding for the mission equipment software will take place at Raytheon IDS facilities in Massachusetts and California. As Raytheon's principal team partner on the CJR Program, Northrop Grumman is responsible for the S-Band phased array antenna, which is being developed at the company's Maryland facilities.

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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