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Raytheon's Frederick Honored for Achievements in Missile Defense

ARLINGTON, Va., May 3, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. William Frederick, senior member of the corporate executive staff of Photon Research Associates Inc., a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), was recognized for his work as the key developer and advocate for technology benefiting the Strategic Defense Initiative and Ballistic Missile Defense organizations and critical U.S. Air Force space-based missions.

Frederick recently received the Missile Defense Technology Pioneer Award at the fifth annual Missile Defense Conference in Washington, D.C. This award highlights his significant achievements in missile defense, such as the development of HgCdTe (mercury cadmium telluride) and doped-silicon infrared focal plane arrays. Additional accomplishments include his management of several space-based experiments to develop target signature and background databases for the BMD system.

"Raytheon is proud to have employees recognized as industry trailblazers in the arena of missile defense," said Jon Jones, Raytheon Company vice president and president of its Space and Airborne Systems business. "We will continue to produce innovative solutions that anticipate next-generation technology."

Since joining Photon Research Associates Inc. in March 2001, Frederick has managed programs in radar and infrared threat characterization, ballistic missile plume and target phenomenology, and discrimination algorithm development, as well as optical/infrared measurements. In addition to these program responsibilities, Frederick played a transitional role in the acquisition of PRA by Raytheon in October 2004.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is the leading provider of sensor systems giving military forces the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. With 2006 revenues of $4.3 billion and 12,000 employees, SAS is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. Additional facilities are in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.; Dallas, McKinney and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.

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.

  Dave Desilets

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Dave Desilets of Raytheon Company, +1-972-952-2239

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

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