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Raytheon Awarded $76 Million Contract for Key Command and Control Solution

FORT WAYNE, Ind., May 20, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a four-year, $76 million contract extension for a critical command and control solution currently deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Raytheon's Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System is the Army's system of record for planning, coordinating and controlling all mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, offensive electronic warfare, field artillery cannons, rockets and guided missiles.

In addition, AFATDS provides interoperability of multi-national and coalition battle command systems across the battlefield. It is a key component of the Army's Battle Command capability and will provide key services to the Net-Enabled Command Capability of the future.

"This award inserts critical new capabilities into the AFATDS system, including support for additional precision munitions and upgraded sensors," said Jack Harrington, vice president Network Centric Systems' Command and Control Systems. "These upgrades are an important step in the Department of Defense's migration to network-centric warfare."

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, AFATDS has directed tens of thousands of munitions, rockets, and long-range missiles safely to their targets, while preventing fratricide and the loss of friendly aircraft.

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.

Note to editors:

The Net-Enabled Command Capability is the Department of Defense's principal command and control capability that will be accessible in a net- centric environment. It is focused on providing the commander with the data and information needed to make timely, effective and informed decisions.

  MB Hodgkiss

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: MB Hodgkiss of Raytheon Company, +1-508-490-2607

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

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