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Raytheon Complementary Low Altitude Weapons System Marks Completion of Technical Inspection, Turnover of Final Two Fire Units to Marines

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 31, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Complementary Low Altitude Weapons System (CLAWS) completed a successful inspection earlier this month.

Marine Corps and Defense Contract Management Agency officials conducted the so-called joint Limited Technical Inspection of CLAWS Production Representative Systems inspection at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass., clearing the way for Marine Corps acceptance of the final two fire units.

"We completed this 14-month program in just over 12 months and exceeded our performance expectations," said Rick Yuse, vice president of Integrated Air Defense for Raytheon IDS.

CLAWS was designed to be a cost-effective, all-weather, highly mobile, high-firepower air defense system for the Marine Expeditionary Forces. The system used the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle as its platform and the AIM-120 AMRAAM as its interceptor.

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, the 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.

  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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