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Raytheon Teams With SAIC to Pursue FAA's Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution Program

RESTON, Va., Feb. 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has signed a teaming agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to pursue the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control Optimum Training Solution (ATCOTS) program.

ATCOTS is the FAA's program to procure a performance-based solution for training of new and current air traffic controllers. The multi-year, performance-based award, with an estimated value of more than $100 million, is expected to be announced by the FAA in June. The final request for proposal is expected this month.

RTSC's experience in training development, delivery and transformation in the commercial, civil agency and defense markets will complement SAIC's expertise in providing scientific, engineering, systems integration, and software integration and technical services solutions to government and military customers.

"RTSC's teaming agreement with SAIC positions us to provide broader, innovative and high-technology solutions to the customer," said Blaine Salvador, vice president of the Mission Support Solutions product line of RTSC's Integrated Support Solutions business. "Together with Booz Allen Hamilton, and now SAIC, our capabilities will allow us to provide the FAA with the best value solutions to achieve its training objectives."

"SAIC and Raytheon will use an approach to training, based on the prior success and strengths of both companies, that provides an innovative solution for the FAA NextGen initiative," said Chuck Zang, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager.

RTSC provides technology solutions for defense, federal and commercial customers worldwide. RTSC specializes in Mission Support (including installation, integration, maintenance, training and logistics support of air traffic control systems), counter-proliferation and counter-terrorism, homeland security solutions, base and range operations and customized engineering and manufacturing.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning more than 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 72,000 people worldwide.

SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. With approximately 44,000 employees in more than 150 cities worldwide, SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions for customers' mission-critical functions. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.3 billion for its fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007.

  Cassandra Watson

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Cassandra Watson of Raytheon Company, +1-703-295-2424,

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

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