EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 14, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- A new version of its
revolutionary active electronically scanned array radar technology
positions Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to broaden the market substantially
with a product designed to fit numerous fighter aircraft requiring AESA
The new Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar is a smaller, scalable version
of the company's highly successful AESA systems currently in production for
U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F and Air Force F-15C and E aircraft. The company is
focusing the new system, which incorporates recent innovations, at
customers in the worldwide fighter market, particularly those with F-16 and
F/A-18A+/C/D aircraft. The technology also is adaptable for a wide range of
other fighter aircraft.
Raytheon has several decades of experience in integrating radar systems
on fighter and other aircraft. The company's AESA radars are under contract
to Singapore and Australia. The technology is also part of several other
international competitive procurements, such as the India fighter
"Raytheon continues to lead the field in its ongoing development of
AESA radar technology," said Dr. Tom Kennedy, vice president for Tactical
Airborne Systems. "This focus ensures our domestic and international
customers have access to new capabilities that will keep their aircraft and
force structure combat relevant."
Raytheon's AESA radars rank among the most advanced sensor systems in
the world. The ground-breaking technology provides rapid, actionable
information and unparalleled situational awareness to aviators. Raytheon
designed, developed and fielded the world's first operational AESA for
fighter aircraft for the Air Force and has delivered more than 100 APG-79
AESA systems to the Navy, which has ordered 437.
Raytheon is also a leading provider of airborne processors and
electronic warfare equipment for F-16 aircraft, including the ALE-50 towed
decoy, the ALR-69A radar warning receiver, the ALQ-184 electronic
countermeasure pod, an infrared missile warning sensor, and the Advanced
Self-Protection Integrated Suite.
Source: Raytheon Broadens AESA Product Line with Revolutionary Radar Aimed at More Aircraft
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