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Raytheon Awarded $14.5 Million for Global Broadcast Service

RESTON, Va., May 1, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $14.5 million contract for the Global Broadcasting Service (GBS) from the U.S. Air Force's Electronic System Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Raytheon will build 59 Army receive suites and 69 Air Force Internet protocol receiver suites that will provide theater commanders the ability to receive theater-specific command and control information in a timely manner.

"GBS is a proven communications tool for the military, providing key technology expertise to the Air Force," said McClellan "Guy" DuBois, vice president in the Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) business. "The system provides the warfighter an operational picture in near real-time."

GBS is a high bandwidth data broadcast system designed to carry heavy multimedia files to users worldwide, freeing up local networks from bandwidth intensive files. The receive suites can efficiently facilitate the availability of information to computer network operators, command centers and field users, expediting the process and share of mission critical information. These systems, which provide classified and unclassified data in a secure manner, are vital to in-theater commanders .

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. Raytheon IIS has annual revenues of approximately $2.6 billion and employs more than 8,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide. Raytheon IIS recently achieved a strategic milestone in earning CMMI® (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Maturity Level 3 accreditation for the full model scope (System Engineering, Software Engineering, Integrated Product and Process Development, and Supplier Sourcing) across its enterprise.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.

Note to Editors:

GBS broadcasts worldwide more than 4 terabytes of data everyday using three military UFO/GBS Ka-band satellites and leased Ku commercial satellites. The IP TIP is HHMVEE-mounted and provides mobile, in-theater broadcast management and uplink capabilities. The receive segment includes ground (fixed and transportable), shipboard and subsurface GBS receive suites. The contracting activity is the GBS Joint Program Office, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

  Keith Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith Little, +1-703-849-1675, for Raytheon Company

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

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