Raytheon's BattleGuard® demonstrates accuracy of target identification and
Versatile remote weapon station hit stationary, moving targets
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --During a recent test at Fort
Benning, Ga., Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) BattleGuard modular weapon
station struck targets with every burst of ammunition fired, proving its
precision engagement capability under both stationary and moving engagement
The maturity of the BattleGuard system was demonstrated at a live-fire
exercise on an A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle by engaging troop and vehicle
targets at ranges that approach the maximum effective ranges of the weapon
systems. That allows U.S. Army soldiers and Marines to maximize the standoff
between them and the enemy.
Commanders and soldiers were able to watch FLIR (Forward Looking Infrared)
video during threat detection classification, recognition and identification
of stationary and moving targets on a screen at the same time as the weapons
hit targets. The FLIR video, which showed no jitter, allowed the BattleGuard
gunner and others to easily identify the targets.
"BattleGuard provides dramatically improved crew and vehicle survivability
with 360 degrees of under armor unobstructed coverage, day or night," said
Jeff Miller, vice president of Combat and Sensing Systems for Raytheon's
Network Centric Systems business.
BattleGuard can be configured to specific missions and is adaptable to future
weapon systems, providing precision targeting and effects.
Its modularity supports a number of machine and chain guns, including the
M249, M240, M2, MK-19, MK-47, M134 and the M230LF. It also supports hard- or
soft-launch missiles such as the TOW, Javelin, Griffin and Stinger, and
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
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