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RAYTHEON CHOSEN FOR NETHERLANDS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROGRAM

RAYTHEON CHOSEN FOR NETHERLANDS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROGRAM
 LEXINGTON, Mass., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Netherlands Department of Civil Aviation (Rijksluchtvaartdienst) has initiated negotiations with Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for a new Amsterdam advanced air traffic control (ATC) system.
 The $30 million system will provide area-wide air traffic control and central flight planning, as well as terminal air traffic control for the Amsterdam (Schipol) and Rotterdam airports.
 The project will be similar in scope to the modernized air traffic control center for which Raytheon was awarded a contract last June for Oslo, Norway.
 The Amsterdam facility will feature a totally integrated radar and flight data processing system which uses fault-tolerant computers in an open architecture configuration. The system is designed to be compatible with new Eurocontrol standards promoting harmonization of European ATC.
 Walter H. Stowell, senior vice president and general manager of Raytheon's Equipment Division, which produces the systems, said, "Raytheon has been a leading systems prime contractor, designing and manufacturing complete air traffic control systems for 40 years.
 "We believe our proven experience on major systems in the U.S., West Germany, and Canada was a major factor in our selection. This program will give us an opportunity to retain our leading edge in ATC technology and advanced systems."
 The award represents the third major program to be captured within the past year by Raytheon's Air Traffic Control organization. Stowell said Raytheon won the contract over "strong competition from two sources -- Thomson CSF's subsidiary, Hollandse Signaal Apparaten (HSA), and a team combining the resources of Unisys and IBM.
 The Amsterdam system will include established off-the-shelf designs from Raytheon and its team member, Ceselsa of Spain. These existing designs will be combined with special adaptations and new designs to provide a system fully compliant with Dutch requirements.
 As prime turnkey contractor, Raytheon will be responsible for integrating all of the product's elements, including radar data processing, flight data processing, and simulation subsystems, with new high-resolution color workstations.
 Raytheon, headquartered in Lexington, is a $9.3 billion technology-based company with sales in four business segments: electronics, aircraft products, energy and environmental, and major appliances.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Sherman of Raytheon, 617-860-2412/
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