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Raytheon Awarded $18 Million Contract to Provide Patriot Support to Kuwait

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 1, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received an $18 million operation and maintenance support contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to provide Kuwait with Patriot system technical assistance.

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) will provide support to Kuwaiti operational and maintenance personnel operating the Kuwait Patriot systems at fire unit locations and also at the depot in Kuwait. This program is a four- year follow-on Foreign Military Sale award to continue providing technical assistance to the Kuwait Air Defense Forces. Raytheon has been providing Patriot support in Kuwait since 1996, ensuring reliable performance for this critical capability.

"We're very pleased to continue our legacy of working closely with the U.S. government and Kuwait to ensure Patriot provides superior air defense capabilities well into the future," said Skip Garrett, vice president of International Operations for Raytheon IDS.

This effort will be performed in Kuwait by Raytheon Southeast Asia Systems Company headquartered at Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass.

Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, 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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