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Raytheon Awarded Homeland Security Contract to Produce Aviation Risk Analysis System

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a contract to produce the Advanced Route Evaluation System (ARES) that will perform risk analysis on aviation routes to help planners determine the best routes for aircraft to use during an emergency. The ARES contract was awarded under the Rapid Technology Application program (RTAP) and is valued at $1.9 million.

ARES is an integrated solution for aviation route risk analysis that assesses factors such as aircraft type, fuel loads, and flight route, as well as modeling the relative vulnerability to terrorist activity for any planned flight.

"ARES will help DHS and other government users better align and deploy critical resources and manpower to protect our national assets," said Dan Boelsche, DHS program manager. "The system will determine high-risk air transportation routes based on threat information received from government sources and help us ensure that the country is prepared should we encounter another national emergency."

Raytheon is leading a team that includes Tec-Masters, Inc. (TMI), a small business with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. TMI provides engineering, information systems technology, logistics support, multimedia and management services.

"This contract represents Raytheon's commitment to further strengthen homeland security," said Andy Zogg, Raytheon vice president of Airspace Management and Homeland Security. "The company has a wealth of experience with the kinds of technologies, systems, and services that can bolster defenses in the global war against terrorism. Raytheon is applying its advanced technologies and resources to detect threats, protect lives, and respond to disasters."

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.

  Lynford Morton

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Lynford Morton of Raytheon Company, +1-703-284-4446

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

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