Raytheon Helps DARPA Design Close-Air Support Platform; Tom Bussing Comments

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon is set to perform a critical design review for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program that seeks to build aircraft technology for close air support of ground troops.

Phase three of the Persistent Close Air Support contract is valued at $25 million over 18 months and will cover a series of flight and live-fire tests, Raytheon said Monday.

DARPA aims for the project to develop an electronics platform that would help airborne sensors and weapons joint terminal attack controllers coordinate.

“Every minute on the ground counts for warfighters waiting for close air support,” said Tom Bussing, Raytheon vice president of advanced missile systems.

Raytheon leads the PCAS team that comprises of BAE Systems, General Electric and Rockwell Collins.

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