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Raytheon JPS Communications Collaborates with Cisco to Provide Interoperability Solution

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 15, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JPS Communications, the industry leader in radio interoperability technology, will collaborate with San Jose, Calif.,-based Cisco in an agreement to market an integrated local and wide-area communications solution. The effort combines the best of JPS and Cisco technology to dramatically improve interoperability for both military and civil customers.

During emergency or normal operations, first responders, security professionals and military personnel require diverse communication devices, located at multiple sites, to operate together to share information. The integrated JPS ACU-2000 IP and Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) further extend traditional interoperable communications across agencies, suppliers and technology by taking advantage of an open-standards platform.

This collaborative approach will allow a senior official, using his internet protocol (IP) desk phone, to communicate with personnel in multiple locations accessing a hand-held radio, IP device, telephone, cellular phone or personal computer. This scalable technology will provide public sector agencies and enterprises the highest level of efficiency so appropriate resources can be applied to streamline operations and rapidly respond to any incident.

"With the ACU-2000 IP and Cisco IPICS, customers can benefit from JPS' best-in-class radio interface capability and Cisco's proven networking expertise in an open-standards platform," said Keith McDonald, vice president, Sales and Marketing, Raytheon JPS Communications. "This helps enable seamless communications with many devices that have previously not been able to interface with one another, ensuring reliable, real-time, local and wide-area interoperable communications and enhancing operational effectiveness."

JPS Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, designs, manufactures and sells electronic hardware and software products that enhance the effectiveness of communications systems.

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: Raytheon JPS Communications and Cisco will demonstrate their joint solution during the International Chief of Police show, Oct. 13-17, 2007, in New Orleans, La.

JPS Communications offers unsurpassed local, regional, state, and wide- area interoperability by directly connecting or networking any of the following devices: HF, UHF, VHF, 800 MHz, and P25 radios along with Nextel, satellite, cellular, land line, and session initiation protocol phones.

  Kristy Foushee

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Kristy Foushee of Raytheon Company, +1-919-865-1252,

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

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