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Raytheon Supports a 'Protege' to earn ISO-9001 certification

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 9, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully supported a protege company in attaining its ISO-9001 certification under the four-year sponsorship of the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency Mentor-Protege program.

Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) assisted MIRATEK Corporation, a small business in El Paso, Texas, in enhancing its technical and business capabilities and in increasing its role as a government subcontractor and supplier. Raytheon provided assistance to MIRATEK to enhance growth, quality of services and administrative infrastructure.

"Through the Mentor-Protege program, MIRATEK has experienced an increased visibility by the intelligence community that has resulted in several contract awards," said IIS President Michael D. Keebaugh. "This program is very valuable to the Department of Defense and to Raytheon. We are pleased with MIRATEK's success, and we look forward to mentoring more businesses."

Through the Mentor Protege program, Raytheon partnered with a minority institution, the University of Texas at El Paso, which provided expert training to MIRATEK. In 2004, Raytheon IIS and MIRATEK were named winners of the Department of Defense's (DoD) prestigious Nunn-Perry Award for outstanding performance on the Mentor-Protege program.

Raytheon IIS business proudly participates in the DoD Mentor-Protege program, which encourages prime contractors to work with disadvantaged, women-owned, service-disabled veteran and hub-zone small businesses to enhance their technical capabilities and to increase their contribution to the nation's economy.

Raytheon IIS, with 2005 sales of $2.5 billion, is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. IIS provides the right knowledge at the right time to enable its customers to make timely and accurate decisions of national significance.

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.

Note to Editors:

ISO 9001 is an international standard issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It specifies quality management system requirements for any organization that needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products or services that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements and aims to enhance customer satisfaction.

  Keith D. Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith D. Little of Raytheon Company, +1-703-849-1675

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

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