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Raytheon to Showcase its Mission Systems Integration Capabilities at the Farnborough Air Show July 17-19

WALTHAM, Mass., July 11, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company's proven approach to a fully-integrated critical missions systems environment will be prominently on display at the 2006 Farnborough Air Show, opening Monday, July 17.

"Raytheon's unique ability to integrate critical mission systems is in high demand around the world in both defence and civil aerospace industry sectors. Our customers are increasingly relying on Raytheon's extensive domain knowledge of a wide array of aerospace systems and architectures to tie it all together into a seamless, integrated mission system," said Tom Culligan, executive vice president and CEO of Raytheon International.

At this year's show, Raytheon's chalet and the Farnborough Airfield tarmac will be the site of comprehensive press briefings demonstrating a variety of innovative technology programs that support Raytheon's commitment to the warfighter:

On July 17 at 9 a.m., Raytheon representatives will brief the press on "ASTOR: ISTAR Capability For the 21st Century" on the tarmac alongside the ASTOR Sentinel Mk1 aircraft. The Airborne Stand-off Radar (ASTOR) program is an advanced ground surveillance system, which will be jointly operated by the Royal Air Force and the British Army. The system provides a highly-effective, 24-hour surveillance and target acquisition capability. It delivers wide area, all weather surveillance and reconnaissance imagery in near real time for national, theatre and tactical headquarters. Program and technology managers from both Raytheon Systems Limited and Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems businesses will discuss the unprecedented surveillance capabilities the ASTOR system will provide for U.K. forces. Raytheon will deliver a full system brief for both aircraft and ground stations, with an opportunity to view the Sentinel Mk1 aircraft and the Tactical Ground Station. This will be the first time both air and ground segments of the ASTOR system have been available to the press.

Following ASTOR, Raytheon will host a 10:15 a.m. press briefing on "Net- enabled Customer Solutions: Taking Mission Systems Integration to the Next Level," highlighting the exploding net-centric environment. The briefing will focus on Raytheon's worldwide experience with complex architectures and the System of Elements™ concept to advance global connectivity beyond traditional applications into more powerful, mission-assured networks. These provide faster, more efficient and more cost-effective solutions to military, civil and commercial customers.

On July 18 at 8:45 a.m., Raytheon Aircraft Company will host a press breakfast at the Raytheon chalet. Jim Smith, vice president of Government Business, will provide a review of the Beechcraft T-6B training system with a program overview, avionics development update and discussion of the program as a proven integrated training solution. Smith will also unveil a new application of the aircraft and discuss opportunities for this type of solution. World-renowned aerobatic champion and T-6B demo pilot Patty Wagstaff will perform during the air show flight program. She will also be on hand during the briefing to answer questions on the aircraft and flying display.

That same morning at 10 a.m., Jon Jones, president of Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business, will brief the press on "Air Dominance: The New Force Multiplier." Jones will discuss how Raytheon's integrated end-to-end sensors and weapon systems will provide a tool kit of effects for the 21st Century warfighter and set the standard for net-enabled operations.

On Wednesday, July 19 at 9 a.m., Sue Baumgarten, vice president and deputy general manager of Raytheon's Technical Services Company, and other senior leaders will host a press briefing on "Raytheon's Mission Support Integrated Solution Sets; Enabling Operational Readiness." With a focus on Mission Support, Raytheon leaders will discuss how the company is leveraging its technological strength and applying a systems approach to the logistics and support side of the business. As a result of this initiative, Raytheon has developed the Mission Support ReadiLog™ Integrated Solution Sets to provide customers with total capability management, improved system and product performance, cost and capabilities

Later that same morning at 10:15 a.m., the Company will host a briefing on "SL-AMRAAM: 'Sensor to Shooter, Plug and Play' Capabilities." The briefing will detail how the elements of SL-AMRAAM (Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile) can be integrated with existing air defence systems, providing the operator with an affordable integrated air defense solution to meet both operational and homeland security requirements.

"Raytheon is dedicated to providing our customers with mission assured performance and state-of-the-art integrated mission systems and support," added Culligan. "Farnborough International will provide Raytheon with a unique opportunity to showcase our expertise to customers within the context of their evolving needs."

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defence 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.

Note to Editors:

The ASTOR press briefing will be held on the Farnborough Airfield tarmac alongside the ASTOR Sentinel Mk1 aircraft. All other Raytheon press briefings will be held in the Raytheon chalet (Row 7, B12).

Raytheon is pleased to offer one-on-one interviews with Company subject matter experts on a number of technologies and programs. These interviews can be conducted prior to, and during the Farnborough Air Show. Topics available include,

  *  Raytheon International: Global Overview
  *  ASTOR Debuts as a World-Class, Net-Enabled ISR Capability
  *  Joint Cargo Aircraft: The Best Solution for the Last Tactical Mile
  *  Beechcraft T-6: Affordable, Reliable, and Proven
  *  Air Dominance: Providing Proven End-to-End Sensor and Weapon Solutions
  *  Airspace Management and Homeland Security
      *  Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
      *  AutoTrac III
  *  Airport Security: Holistic Approach across Raytheon Company
      *  Integrated Airport Security System
      *  Aircraft Self Protection Security System
      *  Vigilant Eagle (Counter MANPADS)
  *  Raytheon Mission Support: Integrated on the Net, Assured for the Life
     Cycle
  *  International Graduate Fighter Pilot Training
  *  Customer-Focused Capabilities Suite: A Network of Solutions
  *  SL-AMRAAM: Advanced Sensor-to-Shooter Capabilities
  *  Joint Standoff Weapon: Going International
  *  Small Diameter BombII: Poised to Revolutionize Precision Strike War
     Fighting
  *  AESA Radar System: The Sensor Backbone for the Super Hornet
  *  Improved Sentinel Radar Program
  *  Firefinder Radar: Advanced Technology
  *  Raytheon Aircraft Company Experiencing International Growth

  Contact
  Steve Brecken
  781.522.5127 (U.S. through July 12)
  44 (0) 7894 072839 (U.K. from July 14-20)

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Steve Brecken of Raytheon, +1-781-522-5127 (U.S. through July
12), 44 (0) 7894 072839 (U.K. from July 14-20)

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

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