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Raytheon Awarded $16 Million for Weapon Systems Life Cycle Support

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 17, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $16 million contract from BAE Systems to provide engineering, technical management services and fleet support for currently deployed U.S. Navy weapons systems and solutions.

The contract continues the whole life services and support partnership between Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Division Keyport, which began in 1979.

Under the contract, IDS will provide NUWC Division Keyport integrated logistics support, in-service engineering services and technical support for U.S. Navy surface ship and submarine combat and weapon systems, including submarine sonar, weapon control, fires control, tactical support, training systems, integrated undersea warfare systems, targets, torpedoes and assigned surface and warfare systems.

"With BAE and NUWC, we bring together our complementary resources, talents and expertise to achieve a shared mission -- system reliability and Mission Assurance for the Navy's fleet," said Dan Martin, IDS' vice president of Maritime Mission Systems. "We are proud of our partnership with the Navy, one that has been built on a foundation of performance, solutions and support, delivering effective and dependable solutions to our nation's warfighters."

The contract was awarded under the Naval Sea Systems Command SeaPort-e Multiple Award Contract vehicle and consists of the current base year award and four one-year exercisable options. Work will be performed at IDS' Torpedo and Readiness Center in Keyport, Wash.

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, U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

  Carolyn Beaudry

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Carolyn Beaudry of Raytheon Company, +1-401-842-3550

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

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