Raytheon wins contract to update radar production to incorporate Gallium Nitride

In other Raytheon military radar applications, substituting GaAs components for GaN ones allowed the company to increase radar range, enhance radar detection and discrimination performance and lower radar production costs. Transitioning to a production process that incorporates GaN technology allows the company to modernize its ballistic missile defense radar. Read More »

Raytheon lands contract to build and maintain Navy Phalanx weapons

The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $159.9 million contract to manufacture and maintain the Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS), which provide a vital last line of defense for Navy ships. As part of the contract, Raytheon will be providing support equipment for the Phalanx and SeaRAM Weapon Systems as well as radar upgrades. Work is expected to be completed by August 2018. Read More »

Navy demonstrates new reconnaissance, redirection potential of Tomahawk missile

The U.S. Navy has teamed up with defense contractor Raytheon for successful tests showing that a Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile can take a reconnaissance photo inflight and then follow orders to re-target; during the test, a missile launched from the USS Gridley guided missile destroyer used an onboard camera to capture battle damage indication imagery and then to transmit the image back to fleet headquarters via its two-way UHF SATCOM datalink. Read More »