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Raytheon Awarded $113 Million Contract for U-2 Systems Field Support

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 13, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $113 million follow-on Air Force contract for consolidated field support for all sensors, data links and ground systems related to the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft program. This marks the U-2 field support contract's second option.

The Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base, Ga., is the contracting agency.

Raytheon provides around-the-clock contractor field service support in support of the U-2 program and the warfighter. The program includes, pre-flight system checks, mission support during flight and post-mission problem analysis. New system installations and upgrades will also be performed under this effort.

"The U-2 contractor field service program is vital to provide constant surveillance for the Air Force and to protect our nation's security," said William P. Jones, vice president for Raytheon's Tactical Intelligence System business unit, a part of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS). "I commend the Raytheon men and women who provide critical, continuous intelligence services to fight the war on terror."

The contractor field service contract provides support at the Air Force's Distributed Common Ground Systems (DCGS) sites for all U-2 sensors, ground systems, and data links. Raytheon is the prime contractor for the DCGS 10.2 contract. DCGS is a worldwide distributed, network centric, system-of-systems architecture that conducts collaborative intelligence operations. DCGS provides both physical and electronic distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes, and systems.

Raytheon's major subcontractors on the contractor field service contract are Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation, L-3 Communications, Goodrich Corporation and Houston Fearless 76 Inc.

Raytheon IIS, with 2005 sales of $2.5 billion, is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. IIS provides the right knowledge at the right time to enable its customers to make timely and accurate decisions of national significance.

Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.

Keith D. Little

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