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RAYTHEON TEAM TO ANALYZE AUTOMATED HIGHWAY SYSTEM

 LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has awarded a $1.8 million contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for systems analysis of the Automated Highway System, a recent initiative to study, design, and demonstrate an advanced vehicle/roadway system.
 The system is expected to provide more efficient use of our roadways, relieving congestion, increasing the number of vehicles traveled per lane mile, and improving air quality.
 The project, representing the first phase of a program the highway administration expects to extend for 12 years, calls for a 13-month study of automated highway systems issues, including tradeoffs, safety concerns, and malfunction analysis, as well as a commercial transit analysis.
 The program reflects Raytheon's continuing efforts to diversify its technology into the realm of transportation.
 Vice President Stephen R. Stanvick, manager of Raytheon's Missile Systems Laboratories, said Raytheon welcomes the opportunity to help develop solutions to the nation's growing traffic problems.
 "We intend to play an important role in the development and delivery of new transportation systems for the 21st century," Stanvick said. "The automated highway analysis project represents an ideal entry into this challenging field."
 Raytheon, working as prime contractor in conjunction with Ford's Electronics Division, will receive support from Daimler-Benz, the University of Southern California, Georgia Tech, and Tufts University.
 The work will be conducted at several locales, including Raytheon's engineering laboratory in Tewksbury, Mass.; Ford's Dearborn, Mich., engineering technical center; and in team member locations in New Jersey, California, Georgia, and Massachusetts.
 Raytheon, headquartered in Lexington, Mass., is a diversified, $9 billion international technology company with sales in four business segments: Electronics, Aviation Products, Energy and Environmental Services, and Major Appliances.
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 /CONTACT: Dick Sherman of Raytheon, 617-860-2412/
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