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Raytheon to Host MILCOM 2008, 'Assuring Mission Success,' in San Diego

Conference soliciting papers, panels, and half-day tutorial submissions

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will host MILCOM 2008, the premier military communications conference, Nov. 17 - 19 at the San Diego Convention Center.

More than 6,000 government and industry representatives from 30 countries are expected at the 27th annual gathering, which will focus on the theme, "Assuring Mission Success."

MILCOM 2008 is soliciting unclassified and classified papers as well as panels and half-day tutorials. They should be relevant to communications and information processing systems' technologies and capabilities that "Assure Mission Success" by addressing the 21st century challenges of national defense, homeland security and disaster response. Industry, academic and government organizations from the U.S. and countries worldwide are encouraged to participate.

Draft papers must be submitted by June 16. Final papers are due Aug. 31.

"For a generation, the MILCOM conference has attracted a unique mix of government, military, academia and industry experts from around the world to collaborate on military communications solutions to the world's pressing problems," said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Raytheon's Network Centric Systems' Integrated Communications Systems. "Raytheon looks forward to hosting these collaborative discussions to ensure we apply the world's best technology and innovation to our customers' communication issues, and ultimately, to assure their mission success."

MILCOM is co-sponsored by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Communications Society. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the MILCOM 2008 Department of Defense advisor.

For more information about MILCOM 2008, including details on suggested areas of interest for technical papers and other information, visit http://www.milcom.org/.

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 86 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.

  Lynford Morton

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Lynford Morton of Raytheon Company, +1-703-284-4446,

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

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