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Raytheon Radio Frequency Components Semiconductor Foundry Receives Top National Security Administration Accreditation

ANDOVER, Mass., Aug. 27, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Security Administration's Trusted Access Program Office has accredited Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) semiconductor foundry, Raytheon Radio Frequency Components (RRFC), as a Department of Defense Category 1 Trusted Foundry.

The agency's Category 1 designation, the highest awarded by the Department of Defense, recognizes Raytheon's support of defense systems vital to mission effectiveness or operational readiness of deployed or contingency forces, and indicates that the loss or degradation of these systems results in immediate and sustained loss of effectiveness.

"This accreditation reflects our capability to provide the stringent protection measures required by the National Security Administration for gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) foundries," said Mark Russell, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems.

The NSA defines trust as "the confidence in one's ability to secure national security systems by assessing the integrity of the people and processes used to design, generate and distribute national security critical components." Accreditation granted by the Trusted Access Program Office follows a stringent review and is a significant endorsement of RRFC's security processes. For more information about the accreditation program, go to: http://www.nsa.gov/business/tapo.cfm.

A strategic asset for Raytheon, the RRFC is a leader in compound semiconductor technology, products and foundry services for military applications. The RRFC designs, develops and manufactures GaAs and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for Raytheon's advanced radar, electronic warfare, communications and weapon systems.

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 Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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 73,000 people worldwide.

Chuck Larrabee

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