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Raytheon Awarded $32 Million for LPD 25

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 8, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $32 million contract to develop and integrate the total ship electronics systems for LPD 25, the ninth ship of the U.S. Navy's LPD 17 class of expeditionary warfare ships.

Under the contract, awarded by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems extends its role as the total ship electronics systems integrator for all LPD 17-class ships. IDS will provide the Shipboard Wide Area Network, integrated product data environment, total ship information management, and integrated ship electronics architecture.

"Raytheon's systems and integration expertise ensures that the warfighters of the LPD 17 class have the most advanced, proven and reliable capabilities they need when they need them," said Robert Martin, IDS' vice president and deputy of Seapower Capability Systems. "Raytheon continues to leverage the transformational technology advancements, experience, and success gained on LPD 17, Zumwalt and CVN 78 programs to deliver mature, common, and affordable solutions for the U.S. Navy's family of ships."

In addition to the total ship electronics systems integrator role, Raytheon is the prime contractor for life-cycle engineering and support of Raytheon-designed and developed equipment for the LPD 17 class of ships. For LPD 25, Raytheon will also deliver the Ship Self Defense System Mk 2 open architecture combat management system, which incorporates portions of the Total Ship Computing Environment Infrastructure developed for the Zumwalt-class (DDG 1000) destroyer.

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 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.

  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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