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Raytheon Awarded $5.4 Million APCO P25 Radio System Contract

RALEIGH, N.C., July 22, 2008 /PRNewswire/-- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JPS Communications has been awarded a $5.4 million contract to supply Canadian-based ATCO Electric with an APCO Project 25 (P25) radio solution that enables public utility personnel to easily share information in real time.

Raytheon will deliver an 80-site P25net(TM) digital trunked radio communications system and provide system integration services including project management, installation, training and 24-hour technical support. The system includes additional components from Advanced Digital Systems Inc. and Tait Radio Communications.

"Raytheon's ability to integrate a combined P25 radio system and data solution provides ATCO Electric with a turnkey solution to maximize our investment," said Sett Policicchio, president, ATCO Electric.

"Our advanced voice and data network enables ATCO Electric to readily share information over an internet protocol network," said Rick Summers, P25net program manager, Raytheon. "With this deployment, public utility linemen in the field will be able to communicate throughout their service area in real time to improve response efforts and efficiency."

Developed by Etherstack, the P25net can be used with its P25 all-IP infrastructure software to build a complete wide-area P25 network that is fully compliant with the P25 standards.

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:

JPS Communications, the industry leader in providing radio interoperability technology and P25 radio systems, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company that designs, manufactures and sells electronic hardware and software products that enhance the effectiveness of communications systems. More information about JPS Communications can be found on its website, http://www.jps.com.

ATCO Electric, part of the ATCO Group of Companies, delivers electric energy to customers throughout northern and east-central Alberta.

ATCO Group, an Alberta-based worldwide organization of companies with assets of approximately $8.2 billion and more than 7,800 employees, is comprised of three main business divisions: Power Generation, Utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution) and Global Enterprises (industrials, technology, logistics and energy services). Further information on ATCO can be found at http://www.atco.com.

Etherstack is a wireless software and hardware technology licensing company and leader in interoperable technology for digital radio systems around the world. Etherstack is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Sydney, Yokohama, Barcelona and Berlin. More information about Etherstack can be found on its website, http://www.etherstack.com.

Project 25, originated by APCO International, is a set of standards for digital modulation in public safety radio two-way communications.

Contact:
Kristy Foushee
919.865.1252
kristy.foushee@jps.com

 



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