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Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Military News
Raytheon Awarded $20 Million Contract to Develop Submarine Weapons Control System
(TEWKSBURY, Mass.) Raytheon Company has been awarded a $20 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command to develop the Combat Control System CCS Mk2 Weapons Control System.

The contract has a potential value of $205 million (without material) over the four option years in addition to the base year. Raytheon is currently providing the baseline combat control system for Los Angeles Class and Virginia Class submarines, as well as for the Collins Class submarines in Australia.

Raytheon wins submarine WCS contract.

"This award solidifies CCS Mk2's position as the U.S. Navy's combat system of choice for submarines," said Dan Smith, vice president for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "We look forward to partnering with the Navy and our many industry team mates to field state-of-the-art submarine capability solutions for our war fighters."

To bring best value to the effort, Raytheon has identified a team of key strategic partners called "Team SubNET." Team SubNET includes small and large businesses that possess the technical domain expertise to most effectively meet Navy requirements. Current team members include Orincon Defense; Trident Systems, Inc.; Progeny Systems; 21st Century Systems; Architecture Technology Corporation; DynCorp Range Technical Services; Advanced Solutions for Tomorrow; Rite Solutions; Aquidneck Management Associates; Control Systems Analysis; SoHar; and Purvis Systems, Inc., as well as the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC).

As part of the overall submarine combat system, the Weapons Control System is responsible for the control and launch of Tomahawk missiles and MK48 heavyweight torpedoes. The program potentially includes production, systems upgrades, prototype development, and retrofit kit builds for existing combat systems. The work will build from the existing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)-based CCS Mk2 open architecture and will support the Navy's Advanced Processing Build technology refresh.

A majority of the work under the contract will be performed at Integrated Defense Systems' Portsmouth, R.I. campus.

Integrated Defense Systems, headquartered in Tewksbury, Mass., is a premier supplier of naval and maritime and air and missile defense systems.

With headquarters in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon Company is a global technology leader in defense, government and commercial electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.

More Info: http://www.raytheon.com

Titan Wins $54.8 Million Air Force Electronic Systems Center AWACS Support Contract
The Titan Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force having a potential value, with options if exercised, of $54.8 million through December 2006. Awarded by the Air Force's Electronic Systems Center (ESC), headquartered at Hanscom AFB near Boston, MA, the contract supports ESC's Information Technology Services Program needs for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Program Office.

Titan Wins $54.8 Million Contract.

"We are proud to continue our worldwide support to one of the premier weapons systems for our country's war on terror," said Gene Ray, Titan's chairman and CEO. "Over its distinguished 25-year history, AWACS has successfully projected U.S. power worldwide, providing assurance to our allies while deterring and assisting in the defeat of our adversaries. We look forward to contributing our technical and management expertise to ensure the successful development, deployment, and sustainment of AWACS."

Under this award, Titan will provide technical and acquisition management support, program planning, logistics and sustainment support, test planning and execution, and a wide range of administrative support for U.S. and international AWACS programs. In addition, Titan will be supporting the AWACS program office as it integrates technologies for sustainable airborne battle management and Command & Control capability in support of Air Force, Joint and Allied visions.

Headquartered in San Diego, The Titan Corporation is a leading provider of comprehensive information and communications systems solutions and services to the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, and other federal government customers. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and annualized sales of approximately $1.4 billion.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Examples of such forward looking statements include that the government will fund, continue to make awards, exercise options, and issue task orders against the potential funding ceiling of contract. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include the risks associated with the Company's dependence on continued funding of U.S. Department of Defense and federal civilian agency programs, contract termination risks, risks related to the Company's commercials businesses, risks associated with acquiring other companies, including integration risks, and other risks described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. More Info: http://www.titan.com

USS John F. Kennedy Gets a Facelift
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- January starts a new year - and begins a new era for USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

Having recently completed a successful six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf, the aircraft carrier will start preparing for its next cruise, starting with an Extended Selected Restricted Availability period (ESRA).

ESRA, a regularly scheduled maintenance period, helps extend the life of ships. Projects totaling more than $200 million will conclude September 2003. This nine-month maintenance period takes place pierside in Mayport, Fla., the ship’s home port.

USS John F. Kennedy Gets Facelift.

"The ESRA on Kennedy is the biggest one ever conducted outside a shipyard," said Capt. Ronald H. Henderson Jr., Kennedy’s commanding officer.

The ESRA work package includes repairs to almost every facet of the ship. Sailors living aboard JFK will move to a berthing barge mid-January until work is completed. The ESRA helps prepare Kennedy for her 18th deployment, slated for 2004.

During underway periods in October, November and December, the Kennedy crew started preparing early for the ESRA. This jump-start facilitates projects slated for the ESRA and will help keep Kennedy on time and on budget.

Main steam systems, sewage systems, electrical systems, piping, tanks, boilers, aircraft elevators and air conditioning systems will get attention. The ship’s force repairs will focus on living areas.

"The U.S. Navy considered doing the ESRA in other cities but decided to do it in Mayport - our home. This is a big quality-of-life issue,” said Henderson. “We're doing the ESRA in Jacksonville because it's the right thing to do. It's right for the Navy. It's right for the community. And most importantly, it's right for the crew to keep them here with their families.”

Earl Industries, L.L.C. and Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp, Norfolk, Va., won the majority of the Kennedy contracts. These contracts were procured competitively and posted at the Federal Business Opportunities Internet site.

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