- Active Protection System
- Future Combat Systems
- Multi-Function Radio Frequency System
MCKINNEY, Texas, May 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE:
RTN) Network Centric Systems has delivered the first two Multi-Function
Radio Frequency System (MFRFS) radars for integration into the Quick Kill
Active Protection System that Raytheon is developing for the U.S. Army.
MFRFS is a state-of-the-art, electronically-scanned, solid-state phased
array radar system that can detect and track a full spectrum of threats to
current and future Army vehicles. These threats range from rocket propelled
grenades fired at close proximity to more distant threats such as kinetic
energy projectiles. In addition, MFRFS, the system selected as the common
radar for Future Combat Systems (FCS) manned ground vehicles, is capable of
supporting a number of radio frequency functions including surveillance,
high- band secure communications and combat identification.
"Delivery of the MFRFS marks an important milestone in the development
of Raytheon's Quick Kill Active Protection System," said Colin
Schottlaender, president of Network Centric Systems. "MFRFS has achieved
all milestones to date, and we are confident it will be integrated
successfully on current force platforms."
Raytheon's Quick Kill APS is capable of providing a "bubble" of
coverage to protect current force Stryker, Abrams and Bradley vehicles, as
well as FCS platforms, from a broad range of threats from any direction.
With the MFRFS delivery and progress anticipated over the next few months,
Raytheon's Quick Kill APS will be integrated on a Stryker for end-to-end
system demonstrations and design verification testing beginning late this
Source: Raytheon Delivers Active Protection System Radar on Time, on Budget
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