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2014-09-30 08:21:39

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a contract award from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. valued at $149.3 million to provide products for the Tamir interceptor used in the defensive Iron Dome Weapon System. Raytheon will utilize its extensive technology resources and supplier network to provide a second source of supply for essential Iron Dome interceptor components. With more than 1,000 successful intercepts, Tamir is the...

2014-09-29 04:20:17

Raytheon initiates more work with Polish defense industry TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is partnering with TELDAT to develop and produce advanced militarized routers for the Patriot Air and Missile Defense system. TELDAT engineers and technicians will design, integrate and qualify this key communications networking technology for Patriot. Under the initial contract, the engineering teams from each company can begin design work and trade...

2014-09-23 12:22:18

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) program has completed a six-week performance test of its 360-degree Multifunction Fire Control Radar (MFCR) at Pratica di Mare Air Base near Rome, Italy, and at MBDA Germany's air defense center in Freinhausen in the presence of representatives from the German Air Force and guests from MEADS partner nations. This was the first time the MFCR has been operated in Germany....

2014-09-18 08:20:49

Additional components maximize deployed system readiness TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will soon have greater agility and capability in its fleet of AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radars. Raytheon has begun construction of two major sub-components of the AN/TPY-2 under a $53 million contract announced by the Department of Defense on Sept 2. The units Raytheon is building will enable the MDA to rotate sub-components out of the field to...

2014-09-10 08:21:41

US and international Patriot partners strengthen defense against evolving threats TEWKSBURY, Mass., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $109 million Engineering Services contract for its Patriot Air and Missile Defense System. The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is for ongoing technical support and services to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sale customers to ensure readiness of their...

2014-07-24 23:04:51

It provides information and in-depth knowledge about the trends in these three platforms sub-segments, and also provides information about top spenders in the air and missile defense radar market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-air-and-missile-defense-radar-7891778404.html (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The European air and missile defense radar market is estimated to be $1.20 billion in 2014, and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.06%, to reach $2.07 billion by 2020. The U.K.,...

2014-07-24 23:04:30

It provides information and in-depth knowledge about the trends in these three sub-segments and also provides information about top spenders in this market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/south-america-air-and-missile-defense-radar-4603345342.html. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The South American air and missile defense radar market has been estimated at $200 million in 2014 and is expected to register a CAGR of 9.64% to reach $340 million by 2020. South America spends mainly on...

2014-07-24 23:04:21

Air and missile defense radars are used as early-warning devices, which can detect the approaching enemy’s aircraft or missiles from great distances. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-air-and-missile-defense-radar-2050888716.html. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The North American air and missile defense radar market is estimated to be $1.6 billion in 2014, and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.22% to reach $2.7 billion in 2020. The U.S. has been the biggest market for the...

2014-07-16 04:20:32

Radar Digital Processor upgrades boost Patriot radar capabilities LONDON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $235.5 million contract for Radar Digital Processor (RDP) kits to upgrade the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System for the US and two partner nations. Awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., this full rate production contract for the US will deliver significant benefits to the...

2014-07-15 04:20:20

Game changing technology to enable 360 coverage, increase performance and reliability, and lower life cycle costs TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated their successful prototyping of Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) technologies into the US Patriot Air and Missile Defense System radar. In addition to enabling future 360 sensor coverage, these technologies will significantly increase the defended...


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