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Raytheon DDG 1000 Ship Control System Based on Open Architecture Successfully Completes Major Review

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Dec. 14, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) DDG 1000 Ship Control System Navigation System Component team successfully completed a design review at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' Expeditionary Warfare Center (EWC) in San Diego, Calif.

The current DDG 1000 Ship Control System design baseline was found to be mature, and Raytheon received authorization to proceed with the system's detailed design. Achieving this milestone was the result of close collaboration between the Raytheon EWC team and U.S. Navy's Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command Systems Center-San Diego (SSC-SD) systems engineering, hardware engineering and specialty engineering teams.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems is the prime contractor for the DDG 1000's mission system equipment and is developing the entire interface electronics between the sensors and Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure (TSCEI) based on the Navy's open architecture model. SSC-SD is providing the functionality that performs the integration of the sensor inputs to generate a common DDG 1000 navigation message across the TSCEI.

In this navigation system design effort, Raytheon is integrating several different sensors to create a common navigation message. This message is then distributed to the Advanced Gun System and other ship systems, which require precise navigational information to perform their missions.

"This was the best way to leverage the Navy's investment through research and development of navigation technologies, allowing the system to evolve the Navy into the 21st century," said Pete Shaw, Marine Navigation deputy division head at SSC-SD.

Under the Navy's DDG 1000 Detail Design and Integration contract awarded in 2005, Raytheon IDS serves as the prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer program.

Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration. With a broad international and domestic customer base, Raytheon IDS provides a wide spectrum of integrated air and missile defense and naval and maritime warfighting solutions.

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: For more information visit http://www.raytheon.com/products/ddg1000.

  Chuck Larrabee

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Chuck Larrabee of Raytheon Company, +1-978-858-4259

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

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