Technology Today

2012 Issue 2

Features

  • Raytheon's International Presence
    Providing systems and solutions in all domains

    This issue of Technology Today highlights the breadth of Raytheon's technologies, providing innovative solutions for our international customers.

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  • Integrated in Australia
    Raytheon Australia's expertise in engineering and technology underlines the importance of having a proven capability and an experienced, in-country workforce.

    As a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force, Raytheon Australia provides mission assurance to its customers through the delivery of world-class mission systems integration and mission support. Recognized as the second largest defense contractor in Australia, Raytheon Australia is underpinned by its unmatched record of performance and in-country capability to deliver solutions across multiple domains.

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  • Australian Air Warfare Destroyer Combat System
    The Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer program is charged with delivering an affordable, effective, flexible and sustainable air warfare destroyer capability for the security of Australia

    Raytheon Australia, the AWD Combat System Mission Systems Integrator, is executing an innovative program to design, integrate and test the AWD Combat System, satisfying the Royal Australian Navy's demanding system requirements while working within crew, schedule and budget constraints. The 6,500 metric ton Hobart Class AWD is based on the Navantia Spanish F100 ship design.

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  • Weather Radar Research in Australia
    Addressing the need for faster, more accurate weather warnings

    Current weather monitoring radar systems are large, high-powered and expensive. They are designed to provide long-range surveillance over large areas. Terrain blockage and sighting limitations, including those due to the Earth's curvature, result in less than complete spatial coverage. In addition, radar images in conventional, mechanically rotating, systems are updated only every six to 10 minutes. This can be a problem because the life cycle of a convective weather cell is around 30 minutes and its severe components, such as microbursts, can develop and dissipate between scans. This limits the accuracy and timeliness of weather forecasts and warnings. Raytheon and its partners are investigating alternative networks of smaller, less expensive radars to fill these gaps.

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  • High-Temperature Integrated Circuits (ICs)
    Providing performance in extreme environments

    Electronics today are dominated by semiconductor devices and ICs that are fabricated on silicon. As a result, most electronics are limited by the reliability and efficiency of their silicon devices to operate in environments where the temperatures of the silicon transistor junctions are kept below 125ºC, with silicon insulator forms offering solutions up to 225ºC. However, there are system applications where electronics must operate at higher temperatures for improved system performance.

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  • Synapsis Command Bridge
    Integrated Navigation and Bridge System combined with command & control (C2) technology for the protection of coastal waterways

    Today's modern navies face new challenges. While there continues to be a need to maintain readiness for traditional conflicts, navies must also be prepared to counter smaller and more volatile threats, such as those posed by pirates, warlords or terrorists, often operating from remote locations.

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  • Warfighter Focus
    Raytheon engineers in Germany provide a broad range of solutions to Warfighters

    Through the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) program, Raytheon provides training and training support services to U.S. government agencies and foreign governments. Warfighter FOCUS provides fully integrated live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training operations and support systems to locations worldwide. Warfighter FOCUS is the first program to provide integrated support for LVC training environments.

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  • Persistent Surveillance
    of the 200 Nautical Mile Exclusive Economic Zone Using Raytheon's Land-based High Frequency Surface Wave Radar

    Protecting a nation's sovereignty and effectively managing the natural resources around its coasts place new demands on the organizations tasked with surveillance and enforcement. As a general principle, the level of surveillance required at any given time depends on the perceived threat. The ideal surveillance system must be capable of normal, day-to-day operation for the lowest possible cost, yet have the integrity to allow enforcement agencies to respond decisively and economically when required.

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  • Air Traffic Control Wind Farm Interference Mitigation at Raytheon

    The past decade has seen a tremendous growth of wind turbine farms. While the benefits of wind energy are apparent, the potential hazards are less obvious. These hazards include the inherent tendency of wind turbines to severely interfere with air traffic control radars. Raytheon, a world leader in air traffic control radar technology, is applying its resources to solve this problem.

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  • Raytheon's AutoTrac III
    Building the world's most advanced air traffic management system

    Raytheon's next generation air traffic management (ATM) system, AutoTrac III (AT3), is an advanced, cost-effective solution to the challenges facing the ATM community in the 21st century — traffic growth outpacing revenue growth and the drive to increase capacity and productivity in a cost conscious environment.

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  • Raytheon's Multi-Spectral Targeting System
    Providing the finest in sensor technology for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance

    The Multi-Spectral Targeting System (MTS) has been developed by Raytheon to meet the demand for high-quality intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) at the strategic, operational and tactical levels. The turreted "ball" incorporates visible, infrared and laser-ranging capabilities. Contained within its limited volume is a full-featured sensor suite that provides long-range surveillance, target acquisition, tracking, range-finding and laser designation for the AGM-114 Hellfire missile and for all tri-service and NATO laser-guided munitions.

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  • Global Patriot
    Combat-Proven Air and Missile Defense

    The Patriot missile system is the world's premier air defense system, effective against low to high altitude air threats in defense of ground combat forces and critical assets. It can perform simultaneous engagements against attacking tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft. The key features of the Patriot system are its multifunction phased array radar, the Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical (GEM-T) missile variant with semi-active homing, the Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC-3) missile variant with active homing, Patriot's interoperability with other defense systems, and its automated operations with human override. Its design robustness allows it to be self-contained and mobile when required.

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  • Standard Missile
    Raytheon's evolving technology to strengthen the ballistic missile defense of the U.S. and its Allies

    Standard Missile, which first entered production in 1967 as SM-1, was developed as a replacement for the Terrier, Talos and Tartar surface-to-air missiles. For 50 years, Standard Missile technology has evolved from that beginning to keep pace with new threats and growing missions. On September 17, 2009, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. decision to adopt a new approach to ballistic missile defense in Europe. This plan, called the European Phased Adaptive Approach (EPAA), uses Raytheon's Standard Missile-3 as a proven cost-effective way to protect our NATO allies and U.S. forces stationed in Europe against ballistic-missile threats.

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  • Guided Intercept Validates Raytheon Evolved Seasparrow Missile's Role in Medium-range, Ground-based Air Defense
    NASAMS and Hawk Life Cycle Improvements

    Raytheon and our Norwegian partner Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA), with the cooperation of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), achieved an important milestone in the spring of 2012 with the successful intercept and destruction of an airborne target with a guided flight firing of the Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) by the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAM). The intercept was part of an ongoing effort by Raytheon and KDA to increase the capability and flexibility of the NASAMS, Hawk and Hawk XXI systems.

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  • Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Systems
    Technology enabling solutions to meet the operational needs of an evolving worldwide threat

    Raytheon C4I system solutions support the U.S. military and more than 60 international customers on six continents, providing a total battlefield integrated system-of-systems capability. Immediate threats to the security of sovereign nations vary based on the domain, country or area within a country.

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  • Raytheon Tracker Technology for C4I

    A prerequisite to the development of a COP is the ability to accurately track forces regardless of domain. Raytheon has developed a number of general purpose and specialized trackers that are the workhorses behind our leading C4I systems. During tracking, the system must associate multiple source plots with a track, and then smooth associated plots to estimate the target state in terms of position and velocity. The tracker must account for targets in close proximity, tracking in two and three dimensions, high-G maneuvers and clutter around a target.

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  • Maritime Surveillance for Montenegro

    Raytheon Solipsys has established itself as one of the industry leaders in tactical command and control in recent years, deploying systems across multiple U.S. services and international placements. In August of 2012, Raytheon Solipsys announced it had been awarded a contract through the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Code PMW-740 to provide a state-of-the-art maritime surveillance system to the country of Montenegro.

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  • Raytheon's Multimedia Monitoring System enables the automated collection, translation and analysis of open source multilingual data

    Language is at the heart of human communications and language can save lives. Words have infuriated populations, created misunderstandings, fueled hatred, and built barriers across cultures and civilizations. At the same time, words have also opened doors, reconciled groups, gained peace and created laws for justice, order, democracy and freedom. Accuracy and, more importantly, the meaning of a word in context, matter. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes that purely manual approaches to understanding the discussions happening around the globe would render us deaf to important messages and themes, and leave us without a voice in the ongoing discussion.

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