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2013-09-09 04:20:07

PCAS could provide quicker close air support for ground troops TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is moving forward with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on the agency's Persistent Close Air Support (PCAS) program, whose software could enable ground troops to receive close air support sooner by improving coordination among joint terminal attack controllers, airborne sensors and weapons. Originally designed for the A-10...

2013-08-23 12:20:35

Test further verifies missile's role in extended range fleet defense POINT MUGU SEA RANGE, Calif., Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy fired two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 interceptors from the USS Chancellorsville, successfully engaging two cruise missile targets (BQM-74 drones) in the missile's first over-the-horizon test scenario at sea. The SM-6 will provide U.S. Navy sailors and their vessels extended range protection against fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft,...

2013-08-21 08:21:14

First defense-focused course for Brazilian Science without Borders program TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) graduated 17 Brazilian students from a 4-week program course focused on the defense industry in the United States. "Science to Success" is part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program or Science without Borders program. "Engineering is at the core of our business and we are committed to science, technology, engineering and...

2013-08-15 16:20:29

Two years of comprehensive testing once again validates Patriot's performance against all threats TEWKSBURY, Mass., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) new-production Patriot Air and Missile Defense System successfully launched a PAC-3 missile to engage a tactical ballistic missile (TBM) target at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M. This test was the culmination of two years of testing of the complete system, proving system performance in all environments and...

2013-08-08 08:20:40

SM-3 Block IB on track for operational deployment in 2015 TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a $218,530,196 contract by the Missile Defense Agency to complete the assembly and delivery of 29 Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles. Launched off U.S. Navy ships, SM-3 interceptors protect the U.S. and its allies by destroying incoming short-, medium-, and intermediate-range ballistic missile threats by colliding with them in space. "The three...

2013-08-06 08:22:21

Successful test prepares missile for at-sea use TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy completed the first fleet firing of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missile Block 2 as part of its ongoing developmental and operational testing (DT/OT). In an at-sea test conducted from the USS Arlington (LPD 24), two RAM Block 2 missiles engaged a subsonic target in a scenario designed to demonstrate the advanced missile's defensive capabilities. This test...

2013-08-05 08:20:55

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army successfully completed the first guided test vehicle (GTV) flight series of the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative (AI3) program. The series consisted of two flight tests against different target profiles. In each case after launch, the interceptor initially guided on in-flight radio frequency datalink updates from the fire control radar that was tracking the inbound rocket...

2013-07-16 04:20:22

High-performance, rugged sensors deliver clear imagery for effective day and night surveillance and targeting MCKINNEY, Texas, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent international contract brings Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) awards for uncooled thermal systems for allied countries to more than $75 million over the last 12 months. Under the contracts, Raytheon will deliver PhantomIRxr(®) bioculars, thermal weapon sights and driver's vision enhancer (DVE) systems. "Raytheon's...

2013-07-16 04:20:15

Anti-swarm capability key goal of collaborative work LONDON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), acting through its Missile Systems business, and Chemring Group (LSE: CHG) are finalizing plans to conduct a live missile firing of the multirole CENTURION(®) launcher at the Defence Training Estate on Salisbury Plain during the fourth quarter of 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/NE46696 ) "Our plan is to launch a missile to help prove our...

2013-07-15 08:21:09

HD Battlefield system increases target recognition, identification ranges REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) 3rd Generation Forward Looking Infrared (3rd Gen FLIR) Improved Target Acquisition System (ITAS) and fire control successfully achieved proof of concept in a series of laboratory and field tests. Preliminary evaluation of the impact of firing all versions of the TOW missile was also performed. (Photo:...