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Introduction to C4ISR

What is C4ISR?

C4ISR is a military term that stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

It reflects a belief that collecting, analyzing and distributing information in real-time are the keys to any mission, whether it's commanding soldiers, directing air traffic or safeguarding vast coastlines.

Raytheon has always been a leader in radars, sensors and navigation systems. But in recent decades the company has knitted together those systems to create new ways of perceiving the world and knowing what's going on. The technology is keeping soldiers safe, defeating terrorists and hackers, making police more effective and bringing unprecedented safety to air travel.

Integrated Systems

Raytheon specializes in linking different systems so that they operate as a coordinated whole. Our integrated systems include:

Air-to-Surface Missiles

Zumwalt-Class Destroyer

Command and Control (C2)

C2 networks support the flow of information, from planning to directing operations:

Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS)

Analytics

Analysts in every industry — from defense and law enforcement to financial and commercial services — are struggling to make sense of the enormous amounts of data at their disposal. Raytheon's analytics systems can take unstructured information, video and images from almost any source and turn them into relevant insights.

Analytics

Communications

Raytheon's protected communications are aimed at serving the nimbler, tightly focused operations of today's changing military:

communications

Public Safety

From firefighters and police officers to paramedics and state troopers, Raytheon takes innovation from the battlefield and places it in the hands of first responders:

Air Traffic Management

Raytheon equipment manages air traffic for 60 percent of the world's airspace:

D-Rapcon: Control System in a Box

Avionics

Raytheon specializes in linking different systems so that they operate as a coordinated whole. Our integrated systems include:

Avionics

Radar

Raytheon has been a leader in radar since World War II, when it developed a magnetron, or radio wave generator, for allied air defenses. Today's products include:


Air and Missile Defense Radars

Patriot

Tactical Fighter Radars

Airborne Surveillance

Counter-Battery

Advanced Distributed Aperture System (ADAS)

Air Traffic Control Radars

Maritime Surveillance

Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensors

Raytheon's EO/IR sensors draw upon the entire electromagnetic spectrum to make the invisible visible:

ATFLIR Infrared Pod

Space-Based Sensors

Raytheon's space probes are designed to work faithfully for years in the extreme conditions of deep space or on other planets:

Glory Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS)

Exploration

Missile Warning

Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Radio Frequency (RF) Sensors

The company's radio sensors are core components on everything from fighter jets to intelligence-gathering gear:

Radar Warning Receivers

SIGINT Sensors

Sonar

Raytheon delivers a portfolio of integrated undersea warfare solutions - including anti-submarine and mine warfare - that helps naval fleets detect and defend against a variety of threats:

 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS)

Sonar Systems

Acoustic Sensors

Raytheon protects troops with wearable, vehicle-mounted and stationary sensors that detect sounds and instantly separate them from background noise: