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U.S. Navy Awards Raytheon $45 million for AEGIS Logistics

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Nov. 8, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $45 million contract to perform performance- based logistics for the AEGIS weapons system from 2007 through 2012.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will perform repairs and provide spares for the AN/SPY-1 radar and MK 99 Fire Control System, both key components of the AEGIS system.

Raytheon IDS is responsible for supporting AEGIS systems used by the U.S. Navy, as well as managing system repairs in support of foreign military sales. The company's AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK 99 Fire Control Systems have been in continuous production for 28 years as part of the U.S. Navy's AEGIS shipbuilding program. The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently aboard the U.S. Navy's fleet of cruisers and destroyers, as well as Japanese Kongo-class destroyers and Spanish F-100-class frigates.

"This contract presents another opportunity for Raytheon to demonstrate its expertise in providing whole-life services and support," said IDS' Upinder Dhinsa, vice president of Maritime Mission Systems. "We strive to understand and anticipate the Navy's evolving needs, help control life-cycle costs, and deliver quality, reliable solutions to the warfighter."

Raytheon IDS' whole-life services and support are central to maintaining and upgrading AEGIS equipment on board ships of the U.S. Navy's fleet, which include Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Work will be performed at Raytheon IDS' Surveillance and Sensors Center, Sudbury, Mass., and Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC facilities in Norfolk, Va., and Chula Vista, Calif.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

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.

  Carolyn Beaudry

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Carolyn Beaudry of Raytheon Company, +1-401-842-3550

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

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