Raytheon Names Dr. Thomas Kennedy Vice President for Tactical Airborne Systems

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Space and Airborne Systems business has named Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy vice president of its Tactical Airborne Systems organization. Kennedy will report to Jon Jones , Raytheon Company vice president and president of SAS.

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Kennedy assumes overall responsibility for the business operations and strategic direction of Tactical Airborne Systems, which administers radar, electronic warfare and airborne processor programs for U.S. and foreign military services. Before this assignment, Kennedy served as vice president for the SAS Mission Systems Integration organization, which developed the Airborne Standoff Radar surveillance system for the United Kingdom .

Kennedy has 24 years of experience with Raytheon and Hughes Aircraft Company. He has held numerous positions with increasing responsibilities in program management and business leadership and holds several patents in radar and electronic warfare systems. Before joining Hughes Aircraft, which was acquired by Raytheon in 1998, Kennedy was a captain in the U.S. Air Force where he managed vehicle avionics development and production programs for satellite launch vehicles.

Kennedy holds a doctoral degree in engineering from the University of California Los Angeles , and master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, respectively. He is also a graduate of the UCLA Executive Management Program and the Raytheon Business Leadership Program.

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems is the leading provider of sensor systems giving military forces the most accurate and timely information available for the network-centric battlefield. With 2006 revenues of $4.3 billion and 12,000 employees, SAS is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. Additional facilities are in Goleta, Calif.; Forest, Miss.; Dallas , McKinney, and Plano, Texas; and several international locations.

Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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 73,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company