The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded Raytheon Co. a $10 million contract modification to continue the development of hardware and software that will add GaN semiconductor technology to the AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar.
The GAINS II upgraded navigation system for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) was recently validated in six flight tests. The upgrade includes an enhanced multi-element antenna assembly to improve navigation when the GPS is being jammed.
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Co. $235 million for Standard Missile-6 all-up round production missiles and spares. Raytheon will begin delivery in 2018. The missiles will be deployed on Aegis cruisers and destroyers to support U.S. Navy fleet operations. The award funds the fourth year of full-rate production for the multi-mission missile, which recently accomplished significant testing milestones and achievements.
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Co. a $37 million contract to demonstrate new satellite communications technology that will continuously link tactical users with military leaders in contested environments.
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and the Office of the Secretary of Defense have awarded Raytheon Co. a $14.9 million contract to further enhance its process for producing gallium nitride-based semiconductors. The new agreement aims to increase the performance, yield and reliability of Raytheon GaN-based, wideband, monolithic, microwave-integrated circuits and circulator components.
Raytheon Co. showcased Cyber and Electromagnetic Battle Management, a new battle management tool, at Cyber Quest, a U.S. Army event that informs cybersecurity requirements and priorities. CEMBM integrates cyber and electromagnetic spectrum awareness capabilities into the Electronic Warfare Program Management Tool, an Army program of record since 2014.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon $34.8 million to demonstrate upgraded electronic warfare capabilities for the Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer (MALD-J) missile. Development of the new version of the MALD-J, called MALD-X, will be completed in 24 months, culminating in two flight demonstrations.
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has presented Mini-Circuits with its 4-Star Supplier Award for outstanding quality and service for the sixth consecutive year. The award was presented to Mini-Circuits at Raytheon’s Operational Excellence Supplier Conference recently held in Danvers, Massachusetts.
The world's newest missile defense radar is gearing up for a road trip. Raytheon Co. funded, developed and built a new Gallium Nitride (GaN) powered Active Electronically Scanned Array main antenna for the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. Raytheon will exhibit its prototype Patriot full-scale, GaN-based AESA radar in the company's booth at the Association of the United States Army's Global Force Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Ala., March 15-17.