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Raytheon Completes Hardware Design Review of Surveillance Radar Program for Taiwan

TEWKSBURY, Mass., Feb. 14, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has successfully conducted a hardware critical design review of the Surveillance Radar program.

The three-day technical and system review with the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center completed the program's critical hardware design.

"This is a significant milestone for the Surveillance Radar program, which will be a central part of Taiwan's integrated air and missile warning," said Pete Franklin, vice president, Missile Defense at IDS.

Raytheon IDS, prime contractor for the Surveillance Radar program, is building an early warning radar system and missile defense centers in Taiwan. They will provide the Taiwan Air Force with the ability to detect and track tactical ballistic missiles, air breathing targets and surface ships.

The Surveillance Radar program is a Foreign Military Sale contract with the Electronic Systems Command, an element of Air Force Materiel Command, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.

Raytheon IDS 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 and the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 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 more than 80,000 people worldwide.

Guy Shields

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