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Raytheon Program Selected as One of the DoD's Top 5 Programs

GARLAND, Texas, Dec. 1, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Mission Integration and Development (MIND) program was recently selected as one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) Top 5 Program Award recipients.

The MIND program team was selected for the strong processes and oversight related to overall program management and engineering of its development, integration, operation, and maintenance of the National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) future imagery architecture. The selection committee was composed of government and industry judges.

"The MIND program continues to have a strong partnership with the NRO in meeting programmatic and technical objectives," said Jane Chappell, vice president of Strategic Intelligence Systems for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information System business. "We continue to provide the NRO a key technology enabler for its strategic framework."

The National Defense Industrial Association presented the Top 5 DoD Program Award to Raytheon and the NRO MIND team at the association's annual Systems Engineering Conference in San Diego Oct. 25. The MIND contract was awarded to Raytheon and an industry team in April 1999.

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:

This is the second Raytheon program to receive recognition as a Top 5 DoD program. On Nov. 3, 2006, we announced that Raytheon Network Centric Systems' Centaur program was similarly recognized. Centaur is a portable, lightweight fire-direction system capability for use during initial entry operations. Centaur gives the battlefield commander immediate access to artillery prior to the deployment of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System.

  Keith D. Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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

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