Raytheon to Exhibit New Patriot System Radar Tech at Army Trade Expo

Raytheon logo_EbizRaytheon will display its new gallium nitride-based Active Electronically Scanned Array main antenna designed to work with the Patriot air and missile defense system at the Association of the U.S. Army‘s Global Force Symposium and Exposition Tuesday through Thursday in Huntsville, Alabama.

Raytheon said Monday the AESA main array is designed to provide 360-degree coverage enabled by smaller transmitters and replace the current Patriot radar that features a single transmitter with many lenses.

Tim Glaeser, Raytheon vice president for integrated air and missile defense business development, said the integration of the AESA GaN technology seeks to give the Patriot a 20 to 30-year advantage against evolving threats.

The company added the new radar works to function even when some transmitters are down, to feature compatibility with Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System and the current Patriot Engagement Control Station, as well as facilitate interoperability with NATO.

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