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Raytheon Selected by Defense Information Systems Agency to Provide IT Solutions

RESTON, Va., May 21, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to provide information technology services and solutions for military agencies, the Department of Defense and other agencies of the federal government.

The ENCORE II program will run for five years with five one-year renewal options with a ceiling value of up to $12.2 billion.

The Raytheon IDIQ Service Center will manage this contract, providing a wide range of solutions for the acquisition, installation, fielding, training, operations, and life-cycle management of components and systems. Raytheon leads a team of large and small businesses with communications and IT capabilities to meet the government's needs in all 20 ENCORE II task areas.

"With more than 86 years of experience working side-by-side with the warfighter, Raytheon shares DISA's commitment to our forces," said TW Scott, vice president of Raytheon Information Solutions. "As our military modernizes and transforms to meet the evolving needs of the battlefield and quickly deliver superior technologies, we draw upon our world-class expertise and competencies to provide effective, dependable technology solutions to successfully support DISA's needs."

"This is a great opportunity for Raytheon to support the Defense Department's IT initiatives under the ENCORE II contract," said Susan Haeseler, director of the Raytheon IDIQ service center. "Raytheon will bring its proven information technology expertise and innovative solutions to address the rapidly changing needs of the military and the warfighter."

ENCORE II will help military agencies, the Defense Department and other agencies of the federal government transition to DoD's joint Global Information Grid supporting command and control, intelligence, combat support, and network-centric operations.

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.

  Keith Little

SOURCE: Raytheon Company

CONTACT: Keith Little of Raytheon Company, +1-703-849-1675

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

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