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Raytheon Awarded $16.6 Million Subcontract for LPD 23 Advance Procurement

    TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 15  /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
has been awarded a $16.6 million subcontract from Northrop Grumman
Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Ship Systems sector for advance procurement for LPD
23. Under the subcontract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will
provide advanced planning, procurement and support for total ship electronic
systems associated with LPD 23, the future USS San Diego and seventh ship of
the San Antonio (LPD 17) Class of amphibious transport ships.

    "Raytheon is unwavering in its dedication to provide the most advanced and
cost effective mission system integration solutions to our U.S. Navy and
Northrop Grumman customers," said Dan Smith, president of Raytheon IDS. "We
continue to win awards on the LPD 17 Ship Class due to our exceptional
performance and our commitment to providing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps
with the finest amphibious warfare ship industry can build."

    Under the LPD 17 program, Raytheon has responsibility as the Ship
Electronic Systems Integrator and provides the Shipboard Wide Area Network
(SWAN), the shipboard integrated product data environment, total ship
information management, integrated ship electronics architecture, and life-
cycle engineering support. Raytheon has drawn upon its experience and proven
expertise to implement the SWAN and integrate all government and contractor
furnished equipment for these cutting edge expeditionary warships.

    Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader
in mission systems integration. With a strong international and domestic
customer base, including the U.S. armed forces and the U.S. Missile Defense
Agency, Integrated Defense Systems provides integrated solutions for the air,
surface and subsurface battlespace.

    Raytheon Company, with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader
in defense, government and commercial electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 78,000 people

   Carolyn Beaudry

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

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

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