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Raytheon Awarded $36 Million Contract for Radio Communication Systems

MCKINNEY, Texas, Oct. 19, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $36 million firm-fixed price contract to supply the Army with 746 multi-band, multi-mission radios.

The radio is used as a satellite communications system that provides warfighters with enhanced voice and data capabilities for long distance (beyond line of site) communications. Designated the AN/PSC-5D, the radios meet the increasingly important need for mobility, flexibility and connectivity in a single system. They are easily interchangeable between a manpack version -- those that are carried by a soldier -- and a vehicular version -- those that are housed in a vehicle. The contract includes 432 vehicular satellite communications-on-the-move kits to transition the radios from manpack to vehicular configurations.

"This system provides our troops with markedly improved communications ability in challenging combat conditions," said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems. "We were able to quickly meet a critical customer requirement and will initiate fielding of these radios in 30 days."

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.

  MB Hodgkiss
  781.254.3428 (mobile)

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: MB Hodgkiss of Raytheon, +1-781-254-3428

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

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