Raytheon announced that the company’s active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars for fighter aircraft have accumulated more than 1 million flight hours, aggregating the hours from two U.S. services and four international customers.
Raytheon Co and Lockheed Martin Corp are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan's shield against any North Korean missile strike, according to government and defense industry sources. Raytheon is allied with Mitsubishi Electric Corp on the project while Lockheed is working with Fujitsu Ltd.
Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy conducted the Preliminary Design Review for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, confirming system development is on track for delivery to the designated ship classes.
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.