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Raytheon Wins Its First Contract With NASA's Johnson Space Center to Perform Flight Controller And Instructor Training Needs Analysis

RESTON, Va., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been selected by NASA's Johnson Space Center to assist in implementing a new training model for flight controllers and instructors.

The contract expands the scope of RTSC's training support solutions with NASA to front-end training design, giving the company an opportunity to positively influence the way NASA trains flight controllers and instructors for space vehicle knowledge operations.

"We will reduce the cost and time it takes to train flight controllers and instructors at the same time we improve the quality and efficiency of training," said Blaine Salvador, vice president of the Mission Support Solutions product line of RTSC's Integrated Support Solutions business.

The Johnson Space Center's initiative involves implementing a new training model for personnel entering as operator flight controllers and who ultimately progress to flight expedition instructors. It will shorten the training process, combining like discipline flight controller and instructor certification flows, while increasing the chances of individual success with a unified process.

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), counterproliferation and counterterrorism, 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.

Note to Editors:

Raytheon Technical Services Company has supported human space flight for 40 years and currently provides training support solutions to the Johnson Space Center's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory and Space Vehicle Mockup Facility.

   Kristin Patterson Jones
   571.723.2804 (mobile)

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Kristin Patterson Jones of Raytheon Company, +1-571-723-2804,

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

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