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2013-09-27 08:20:41

Missile defeats fast-moving targets TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Navy demonstrated the Griffin(®) missile's combat proven capabilities in a maritime environment by successfully engaging fast-moving small boats from various platforms throughout a series of at-sea tests. During one of the tests, the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System was integrated on a Cyclone-class Patrol Coastal-class ship, where the missile was...

2013-09-26 08:21:56

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully completed its first two Guide to Hit (GTH) test series of the Precision Extended Range Munition (PERM) program for the United States Marine Corps. This GTH tested the structural integrity and the kinematic capability of the round when fired from a smooth bore mortar tube. The tests confirmed that after launch, the canards and tail fins deploy and the round transitions to steady flight. The test also...

2013-09-19 00:21:11

Scenario designed to test ship's ability to launch SM-3s PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a Missile Defense Agency test, the U.S. Navy launched two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-made Standard Missile-3 Block IBs from the USS Lake Erie against a complex, separating short-range ballistic missile target. The first guided missile successfully destroyed the target using the sheer kinetic force of a massive collision in space. The SM-3 is a defensive...

2013-09-17 08:22:16

Modification provides improved precision, accuracy TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $14 million Lot 2 contract to continue full rate production of High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) Control Section Modification (HCSM) upgrade units. The modification adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit (IMU) for precision navigation to the existing HARM. HCSM also features a digital flight computer that...

2013-09-12 08:22:11

New metal mirror improves accuracy while reducing weight, cost of FLIR systems LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is unveiling a new technology that improves forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensors used by warfighters in the battlespace. Multispectral Reflective Lightweight Optics Technology (MeRLOT(TM)) metal mirror development improves the accuracy, weight and cost of FLIR systems on multiple platforms. "Raytheon is at the forefront of an exciting new...

2013-09-12 08:21:15

Mast-mounted FLIR improves soldier safety LONDON, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Falck Schmidt Defence Systems are debuting a remotely operated, mast-mounted, long-range reconnaissance and surveillance (LRRS) forward looking infrared (FLIR) system. The new system, displayed at the DSEI trade show, provides greater situational awareness while enhancing soldier safety by allowing the operator to stay under cover. (Photo:...

2013-09-11 08:20:55

Includes production of SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $136.2 million contract for federal FY13 to remanufacture, overhaul and upgrade 19 Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems and produce four SeaRAM Anti-ship Missile Defense Systems. This contract includes a $94.8 million option for FY14 covering an additional 12 Phalanx and four SeaRAM systems. The option, if exercised, would...

2013-09-10 16:20:17

RONALD REAGAN BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE TEST SITE, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile and AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar played integral roles in the success of Flight Test Operational-01, the Missile Defense Agency's operational test of the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense System. During the test, a SM-3 Block IA guided missile fired from the USS Decatur (DDG 73) intercepted a...

2013-09-10 04:20:11

New variant will provide increased precision, greater range TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $54 million contract for the procurement of the second lot of the Excalibur Ib artillery round. The Excalibur Ib is a precision-guided artillery projectile based on Raytheon's combat-proven Excalibur Ia-1 and Ia-2, a 155mm precision-guided, extended-range projectile that uses GPS precision guidance to provide accurate, first...

2013-09-09 04:20:13

LONDON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Stinger demonstrated flawless performance in recent Very Short Range Air Defense System (SHORADS) field trials in Finland. During the trials, six Finnish gunners were trained on three missile system tracking trainers. Using the trainer, each Finnish gunner successfully simulated tracking and engaging targets flown by the Finnish Army Materiel Command, including an F/A-18, NH-90 helicopter and Banshee drone....