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Raytheon to Pursue U.S. Air Force $160 Million Upgrade for the Next Generation GPS Control Segment

Satellite control segment system leader ready to provide technology capabilities to sustain military and civil GPS applications worldwide

AURORA, Colo., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will lead an industry team in pursuit of the next generation Global Positioning System Control Segment (OCX), a program to provide command, control, and mission support for current GPS Block II and III satellites as well as support to existing and new interfaces. The initial selection of two competitors is scheduled for late fiscal year 2007.

The OCX program is valued at $160 million and is administered by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

"Raytheon has more than 35 years of control system expertise and is a lead supplier for most top satellite providers," said Charles "Chuck" Enoch, vice president of Space Systems for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems business. Enoch added, "We have the proven technology already being used in many key military and civil programs."

The GPS OCX program will revolutionize GPS command and control and mission capabilities to refocus GPS operations from satellite command and control to user- oriented, effects-based operations.

The new control system will fully support GPS III and legacy satellites and focus on military transformational and civil needs across the globe, including advanced anti-jam capabilities, improved system security, accuracy and reliability. Additionally, GPS OCX will be based on a modern service- oriented architecture that will integrate government and industry open system standards.

Headquartered in Garland, Texas, Raytheon IIS is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. Raytheon IIS has annual revenues of approximately $2.5 billion and employs more than 8,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide. Raytheon IIS recently achieved a strategic milestone in earning CMMI(R) (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level 3 accreditation across its enterprise.

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.

Keith Little

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