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RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES MILITARIZED IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL'S NEW ALPHA AXP ARCHITECTURE

 RAYTHEON ANNOUNCES MILITARIZED IMPLEMENTATION
 OF DIGITAL'S NEW ALPHA AXP ARCHITECTURE
 LEXINGTON, Mass. Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced a new high-performance militarized workstation processor based on Digital Equipment Corporation's recently announced 64-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computing) Alpha AXP architecture.
 Raytheon's Mil-Spec Computer Operation Model 920 Workstation Processor is a software-identical implementation of Digital's new Alpha AXP family of systems. Meeting full military specifications, it is available for use in a variety of defense and similarly rigorous application environments.
 The Model 920 provides better than 100 Specmarks of throughput and memory capacities of up to 128 megabytes. The product supports six slots (six expansion nodes) of TURBOChannel I/O (input/output). TURBOChannel is an open architecture 100 megabytes per second I/O bus that supports numerous communications and high-performance graphics adapters.
 Software for the Model 920 is also open architecture compliant. Users can select either Posix compliant OpenVMS or OSF/1 operating systems. Industry standard graphics programming is supported via DEC GKS, DEC GKS-3D, DEC PHIGS, and DECwindows.
 Raytheon's Model 920 joins Raytheon's existing family of DEC-based computers which feature state-of-the-art processing, environmental robustness, and flexible interfacing with military computer networks. These fast, solid computers have already been used in a variety of military applications in the U.S. and abroad.
 Raytheon's Mil-Spec VAX Model 860 computers (a militarized DEC VAX 6000 Model 200) were used on the Joint STARS airborne surveillance aircraft which provided key reconnaissance and targeting information for U.S. forces in Operation Desert Storm. Model 860 computer assemblies have also been packaged in custom enclosures and used on a NASA shuttle flight to provide remote control for a successful robotics assembly demonstration.
 Raytheon Model 810 militarized VAX computers are being used by prime contractor Loral in the U.S. Air Force's REACT program, which is the modernization of strategic missile launch control centers.
 Internationally, Model 860 computers are being used in a British Army battle management communications system built by Easams. The Model 866 (a militarized DEC VAX 6000 Model 600) is in use on a tri-national radar program called COBRA being built by Euroart and involving Germany, France, and Great Britain.
 Raytheon, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a $9.3 billion diversified technology company with sales in four business segments: Electronics, Aircraft Products, Energy and Environmental, and Major Appliances.
 Note to Editors: Alpha AXP, Digital, VAX, OpenVMS, DEC GKS, DEC GKS-3D, DEC PHIGS, and DECwindows are registered trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation. OSF/1 is a registered trademark of the Open Software Foundation, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Ed Powers of Raytheon 617-860-2415/
 (RTN) CO: Raytheon Company ST: Massachusetts IN: ARO SU: PDT


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