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Raytheon Delivers Software Build for DDG 1000 and Navy's Family of Ships

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 6, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the software build for the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure Release 4.0, the new open architecture baseline software application for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt class destroyer.

Among its major capabilities, TSCEI 4.0 supports IBM® blade server processors running the Red Hat Linux® operating system. It is the first of four planned increments supporting DDG 1000 Release 4 software.

TSCEI is an integrated suite of standardized, open architecture hardware, operating system, middleware and infrastructure services. It forms the backbone of the Total Ship Computing Environment, which is a robust, enterprise network computing system that all DDG 1000 application software programs run.

"TSCEI Release 4 is a major milestone for the DDG 1000 software team. It is another outstanding accomplishment to deliver an open architecture, standards-based infrastructure to our development sites," said Bob Martin, director for DDG 1000 system software development.

Only days after its availability, TSCEI 4.0 became operational at DDG 1000 mission system application development sites nationwide at Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems, Network Centric Systems and Intelligence and Information Systems, and at suppliers and subcontractors, such as Lockheed Martin in Moorestown, N.J., and Syracuse, N.Y.

Exemplifying TSCEI open architecture virtues, Raytheon engineers and partners have already integrated the previous version of TSCEI Release 3 with the open architecture version of Ship Self Defense System MK 2.

In June 2006, Raytheon announced that Ship Self Defense System MK 2 open architecture successfully passed formal qualification testing. This milestone enables the first delivery of a complete surface ship combat management system that meets the Navy's Open Architecture Computing Environment standards.

Through TSCEI reuse, the combat management system migrated to OACE Category 3. The system will undergo further developmental testing by Raytheon and the Navy in preparation for full production. The testing is planned for 2007. Initial deliveries of three ships - USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS San Antonio (LPD 17) and LHA 6 - are scheduled in 2008.

In developing the TSCEI and TSCE, Raytheon has built upon available industry technologies to provide affordable "best-in-class" open architecture enterprise network solutions for DDG 1000 and the Navy's Family of Ships. Raytheon has actively cultivated partnerships with 33 software development sites employing more than 1,200 people. Raytheon has also engaged 12 Small Business Innovative Research program contractors and 42 commercial suppliers in the production of TSCE.

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 strong 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 2006 sales of $20.3 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 more than 80,000 people worldwide.

  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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