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Raytheon Chosen to Help Provide Department of Defense Biometrics Operations and Support Services

Raytheon one of 12 companies selected for BOSS-U $497 million award

RESTON, Va., Jan. 27, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Biometrics Task Force has selected Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to provide biometric-related services and support to enhance the ability of the Department of Defense infrastructure, architecture and standard for biometric defense capabilities.

The Biometrics Operations and Support Services - Unrestricted (BOSS-U) award is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contract for five years, with a three-year base period and two one-year option periods. The maximum cumulative dollar ceiling value of all contracts in this multiple award procurement is $497 million.

"As a proven worldwide leader in biometrics, Raytheon has delivered cutting-edge technology that has significantly enhanced our customers' capabilities," said Guy Swope, chief biometrics architect for Raytheon's Intelligence and Information Systems. "We have a solid combination of program experience, research and development ability and technical talent to provide mission-critical biometrics solutions."

Based in Garland, Texas, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems is a leading provider of information and intelligence solutions to the government. IIS had annual revenues in 2007 of approximately $2.7 billion and employs more than 9,000 engineering and technical professionals worldwide.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 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 72,000 people worldwide.

    Keith Little

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