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Raytheon's Comstock Receives Highest Honor in Naval Architecture

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 8, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- An engineering fellow with Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) was recently awarded the David W. Taylor Medal, the profession's highest honor in naval architecture and marine engineering.

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers presented its Taylor Medal to Edward N. Comstock at its recent Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Comstock was recognized for his contributions in ship design, naval architecture, and ship hydrodynamics during his 31-year career with the Naval Sea Systems Command prior to joining Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in 2006.

"As Chief Naval Architect, he made countless innovative contributions to the design, construction and in-service support of most existing U.S. Navy ships and submarines," according to the award citation. Comstock's contributions in ship design have led the U.S. Navy, foreign navies, and the marine industry to achieve significant progress in cost-effectiveness, performance, safety and productivity.

"Ed's experience and technical knowledge are tremendous assets that will help IDS in naval architecture and marine engineering," said Mark Russell, vice president, IDS Engineering. "We are indeed fortunate to have Ed Comstock on the Raytheon team."

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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