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Ralph Acaba, formerly vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon‘s integrated defense systems business, has been appointed VP for program management excellence and elected as a company officer. Raytheon said Friday the 31-year company veteran will also succeed Edward Miyashiro, who will retire as evaluation team VP after 43 years of service at the […] More
The U.S. Army has completed the last of four developmental tests for the Post Deployment Build 8 configuration of Raytheon‘s Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system. Raytheon said Friday the PDB-8 Patriot system worked to detect, track and engage a cruise missile target and a fighter aircraft with the Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM and the Lockheed Martin-built PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement interceptors, respectively, during the test. “Using an […] More
Raytheon will equip its Patriot air and missile defense system with a gallium nitride-based active electronically scanned array technology as part of efforts to modernize the system. The company said Tuesday it will upgrade the Patriot for military customers to detect and identify adversarial manned and unmanned aircraft as well as cruise and ballistic missile threats. Ralph Acaba, Raytheon’s […] More
Raytheon‘s updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system has undergone initial flight tests by the U.S. Army to check the added functions and modifications of the system. The company said Thursday the system’s Post-Deployment Build 8 configuration worked to detect, track and engage a ballistic missile target with PAC-3 and GEM-T missiles during each of the tests. “PDB-8 can be retrofitted […] More
Raytheon has received an $86.2 million contract modification to update the Patriot integrated air and missile defense system designed for the U.S. Army. Raytheon will produce kits to complete the upgrade process for the Army's Patriot systems that began in 2013, the company said Monday. The Patriot system is designed to detect and identify targets. “When […] More
Raytheon has upgraded the main radar of the Patriot air and missile defense system with a gallium nitride-based active electronically scanned array. The milestone moves the company closer to completing the full system set to be operational in early 2016, Raytheon said Thursday. Ralph Acaba, vice president of integrated air and missile defense at Raytheon’s integrated defense […] More
Raytheon and Jenoptik have partnered to develop a power generation technology for international users of Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defense systems. Jenoptik subsidiary Lechmotoren will help build power plants and generators, testing equipment and spares for an unnamed Patriot customer through the partnership, Raytheon said Friday. The alliance is also looking to supply Patriot […] More
Raytheon and the Student Veterans of America will provide $10,000 educational grants to two U.S. Army servicemen under a new scholarship program that the defense contractor launched this week. The Raytheon Patriot Scholarship aims to help returning soldiers reestablish themselves academically as civilians, the company said Tuesday. The grant is named after Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defense […] More
The Netherlands’ defense materiel organization has awarded Raytheon a direct commercial sales contract of undisclosed value to provide a new operator-machine interface upgrade for the country’s integrated air and missile defense system. Raytheon said Thursday it will update the Netherlands’ Patriot IAMD system through the company-built Modern Man Station user interface that works to identify and display airborne objects, […] More
Raytheon has presented the company’s ideas for a next-generation missile defense technology to the U.S. Army in an effort to help the military branch establish requirements for a lower tier air and missile defense sensor system. The company said Monday it envisions a future LTAMDS platform that is based on gallium nitride-powered active electronically scanned array technology and could work as a sensor on the service branch’s Integrated Air […] More
Raytheon has put the updated Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense system through a test to evaluate its detection and engagement functions against ballistic missile threats. The Patriot system with the Post-Deployment Build 8 update worked to detect and neutralize a ballistic missile target by firing PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement and GEM-T interceptors in succession, Raytheon said Thursday. The company […] More
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