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2014-09-19 12:21:21

DUBLIN, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Directed Energy Weapons Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Weapons that emit high energy and damage a target with minimum collateral damage are called directed energy weapons. This energy can have different categories such as electromagnetic waves (masers, lasers, radio frequency, and microwave), sound in supersonic form, and...

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...

2014-09-18 08:20:48

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission ready. That was the verdict for the U.S. Army's A Battery, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, who were recently certified to operate Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) JLENS radar to protect the National Capital Region (NCR) from cruise missiles and drone threats. JLENS is a system of two aerostats, or tethered blimps, that float 10,000 feet in the air. The helium filled aerostats, each nearly as long as a football field, carry...

2014-09-16 08:22:05

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Aviation Week today announced the winners of its awards program, "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s." The awards, produced in partnership with Raytheon, recognize top engineering, math, science and technology students. The program connects the next generation of aerospace and defense talent with established leaders who have created many of the "firsts" driving innovation in the 21st century. "We have found that today's university...

2014-09-15 04:20:11

TALON will provide increased precision in the battlespace TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Under a $117 million contract awarded to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), Raytheon Missile Systems has begun production of the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. In 2013, the Armed Forces General Headquarters of the United Arab Emirates awarded Tawazun a contract to procure the TALON Laser Guided Rocket. "Full rate production of the TALON LGR is a significant milestone for Raytheon and the...

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...

2014-09-09 08:21:04

Upgrades give naval warfighters improved performance TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed successful back-to-back Tomahawk cruise missile flight tests that validated recent software improvements. The upgrades improve weapon system performance. In the first test, the nuclear submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) fired a Tomahawk Block IV from the sub's vertical capsule launch system. The missile flew a pre-planned mission...

2014-09-04 08:21:17

Latest flight test series further demonstrates new weapon's capability TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Air Force completed three successful Small Diameter Bomb II (SDB II) Guided Test Vehicle (GTV) flights against stationary and moving targets, resulting in direct hits. The flight tests are the last GTVs required prior to Milestone C and the start of low-rate initial production. "These guided tests were successfully...

2014-08-28 08:21:12

AI3 enhancements showcased during joint US military exercise PT. MUGU, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Both intercepts occurred during the recent Black Dart demonstration - a U.S. military exercise held July 29 - August 11. Fired from the Avenger launcher, AI3...

2014-08-27 16:21:32

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company's 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. "As today's threats continue to evolve, RAM Block 2's enhanced features give an unfair advantage to...


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