Raytheon Puts Aircraft Carrier Combat System Through Live-Fire Test

Raytheon has completed the first live-fire test of a new ship self defense system for the lead ship of the U.S. Navy’s new class of aircraft carriers.


The company said Tuesday the Integrated Combat System was tested aboard USS Gerald R. Ford and engaged an unmanned aerial vehicle target off the coast of California.


The system features a set of Raytheon’s technologies, including a dual band radar, cooperative engagement capability, ship self defense system and an evolved SeaSparrow missile. 


The technologies allowed the new combat system to search and track the target, fuse data from multiple sensors for tracking accuracy and obtain data for engagement.  


Mike Fabel, a Raytheon SSDS program manager, said the successful test puts Ford “one step closer to operational testing and deployment."


Raytheon plans to conduct more system live fire events as part of the ship’s subsequent developmental and operational testing in 2019.

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