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Raytheon tapped by DARPA for high frequency digital communications research

Raytheon tapped by DARPA for high frequency digital communications research

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Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded an $ 11.5 million contract for development work on the Millimeter-Wave Digital Arrays program, an effort by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Activity program to enhance military communication security. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, will see Raytheon focus on digital tile architecture and scalable apertures with transmit and receive components for the MIDAS program. Phased-arrays operating at very high frequency millimeter wave are already being researched as part of the emerging 5G cellular network. As opposed to military communications, civilian systems are designed for relatively short ranges and simplicity of use. Department of Defense networks need to operate in much more complex communications scenarios in...
Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

Raytheon to supply Romania with Patriot missile defense systems

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Nov. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Army has signed a deal to supply the Romanian government with three Raytheon defense systems. Romania will use the new Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems -- the country's second order of the systems in the last two years -- to deter any any threats to its borders. The Patriot is a surface-to-air missile provides the "backbone" to the missile defense capabilities used by NATO nations to ward off missile and advanced drone attacks, Raytheon said in a press release. The Patriot is equipped with a AN/MPQ-53/65 Radar Set and an electronic counter-countermeasure, or ECCM, and track-via-missile, or TVM, guidance subsystems. "Romania is purchasing the most advanced, capable, cutting edge tactical ballistic missile defense system in the world," Mike Ellison, Raytheon's c...
Raytheon, Lockheed receive contract for Javelin missile upgrades

Raytheon, Lockheed receive contract for Javelin missile upgrades

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Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Raytheon and Lockheed Martin's Javelin joint venture company has received a $ 14 million contract modification for Javelin Weapon System modernization. Work on the contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, will be performed in Tucson, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of September 2020. Army fiscal 2017 and 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $ 14.3 million were obligated at award. The FGM-148 Javelin is a man-portable anti-tank missile used by the U.S. and many allied countries. The missile has a "fire-and-forget" infrared guidance system that requires no course corrections from the operator after launch. The Javelin can target moving vehicles, fixed fortifications, troops in the open and low-flying helicopters. ...
Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

Navy contracts Raytheon for LOCUST prototype

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June 27 (UPI) -- Raytheon Co. has been awarded a contract to produce a Low Cost UAV Swarming Technology, or LOCUST, Innovative Naval Prototype. The deal, announced by the Navy Tuesday, comes under a $ 29 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the LOCUST Innovative Naval Prototype. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 25, 2020. LOCUST can launch swarming UAVs to overwhelm an adversary autonomously and have been in development and testing phases for several years. Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds amounting to $ 7.1 million have been obligated to Raytheon upon award of the contract. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

Raytheon contracted for ballistic radar systems for Romania

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May 25 (UPI) -- Raytheon has been awarded a contract from the Defense Department for ballistic radar tracking. The deal, from U.S. Army Contracting Command, was announced Thursday in a Pentagon press release and is valued at more than $ 395.8 million, enabling Raytheon to provide "phased array tracking on radar to intercept option fire unit." Phased array radar systems are used to scan, identify and track both enemy planes and incoming ballistic missiles from the ground level, extending to the air. Work on the contract will occur in multiple locations in Massachusetts, along with Texas, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The contract is expected to be complete in April 2020. More than $ 289.6 million will be obligated to Raytheon at time of award from fiscal 2018 foreign military sales fund,...