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Raytheon to Supply Air Traffic Control Radar for Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela

MARLBORO, Mass., July 18, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a $4.6 million contract to supply turnkey installation of a Raytheon airport surveillance radar (ASR) for Maiquetia International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela. Consorcio Hardwell Computer, Inc. of Caracas is the prime contractor for the project. Maiquetia Simon Bolivar International Airport, known as the "doorway to South America," is the primary airport for the Caracas region.

The all solid-state Raytheon ASR provides a modern, highly reliable upgrade to replace existing aging radars. The fully integrated primary and secondary surveillance radars provide airport terminal area primary surveillance coverage to 60 nautical miles and secondary surveillance coverage to 250 nautical miles. The Raytheon ASR's digital processing provides greatly improved target and weather processing, and its highly reliable design will provide significantly reduced total life cycle costs for its owner/operator -- the Institute of Maiquetia International Airport.

Work will begin immediately at Raytheon Canada, LTD in Waterloo, Ontario, and at Raytheon Systems Limited in Harlow, U.K. Delivery of the new radar system is scheduled for December 2005.

Raytheon, a global leader in air traffic management systems, provides integrated communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management solutions for both civil and military air traffic service providers in more than 45 countries. Raytheon focuses on providing customers with highly reliable sensor and information processing systems with state of the art technology, experienced engineering design and test, and unparalleled support that provide mission assurance for air traffic management operations worldwide. With more than fifty years of experience in the air traffic management domain, Raytheon is leading the way toward enhancing safety, capacity and efficiency to accommodate the projected growth of air traffic in our world's skies.

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2004 sales of $20.2 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.


     Contact
     Patricia Perlini
     972.952.4033


SOURCE  Raytheon Company
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    /CONTACT:  Patricia Perlini of Raytheon Company, +1-972-952-4033/
    /Web site:  http://www.raytheon.com/
    (RTN)

CO:  Raytheon Company; Consorcio Hardwell Computer, Inc.; Maiquetia
     International Airport
ST:  Massachusetts, Venezuela
IN:  ARO AIR
SU:  PDT

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