Raytheon awarded $1.34M contract to develop next-generation wireless communications systems for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

August 15, 2002

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a one-year, $1.34 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to participate in the initial phase of a program to develop and enhance spectrum utilization techniques for wireless communications. The program is important to the Department of Defense because it will increase the ability to communicate adaptively in what is increasingly becoming a crowded and spectrum-limited environment. "It is a critical issue in wireless communications that spectrum resources need to be more efficiently utilized than they currently are," said Dr. Bob Berezdivin, chief scientist of Raytheon's Information and Advanced Systems. "Raytheon plans to develop new and enhanced techniques in Next Generation (XG) wireless communications, thereby enabling the military to enhance the capabilities to conduct network centric operations that increasingly depend on effective wireless communications in a wide range of operational environments. Shared spectrum techniques can also be a leap forward for commercial service providers, where capacities are being limited by spectrum availability." Through the implementation of this contract, Raytheon plans to develop and later implement software-controlled techniques and mechanisms to enable highly-efficient spectrum utilization and spectrum sharing between different users and services, and thus in effect create more capacity to help meet the needs and demands of current and new users. Raytheon Co.

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