Raytheon supports 40 years of Fleet defense through AEGIS system development
A proud legacy of performance as part of the Navy's AEGIS program
CRYSTAL CITY, Va., Jan. 15, 2013
CRYSTAL CITY, Va., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
is observing a significant program milestone, its 40th year as the U.S. Navy's
provider of AN/SPY-1 radar transmitters and MK99 Fire Control Systems for the
Navy's AEGIS weapon system.
Both critical components of the weapon system, the AN/SPY-1 radar and MK99
perform the search, track and missile guidance functions for AEGIS, the shield
of the U.S. Navy Fleet. The company's first engineering development contract
for AN/SPY-1 was awarded in 1973.
"For four decades, Raytheon has partnered with the Navy on the AEGIS program,
providing the reliable performance and world-class manufacturing expertise
that help protect the U.S. and its allies," said Kevin Peppe, vice president
of Seapower Capability Systems for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems
business. "As the world's leader in maritime integrated air and missile
defense radars, Raytheon looks forward to continuing to support this program,
advancing the legacy of AEGIS and providing our customer with the highest
capability, best value solution."
Raytheon's AN/SPY-1 radar transmitter and MK99 Fire Control System have been
in continuous production for 32 years as part of the Navy's AEGIS shipbuilding
program, sustaining this critical system. Raytheon also provides
performance-based logistics support, including spares and repairs, for AEGIS
weapons systems, and the company manages system repairs in support of foreign
military sales. Most recently, Raytheon has begun development efforts to
introduce the latest in solid-state technologies to further improve component
performance, reliability and extended service life of these systems.
Facts About Raytheon's AN/SPY-1 and MK99
oFirst engineering development contract awarded in 1973.
oFirst production contract awarded in 1981.
o108 ships equipped (17 international).
o140 AN/SPY-1 systems delivered.
o348 MK99 systems delivered.
The AN/SPY-1 and the MK99 are currently aboard the U.S. Navy's fleet of
cruisers and destroyers, as well as Japanese Kongo-class destroyers, Spanish
F-100-class frigates and South Korean KDX-111 King Sejong the Great-class
destroyers. The AN/SPY-1 radar will also be deployed onboard the Royal
Australian Navy's future Air Warfare Destroyer; Raytheon Australia serves as
the combat systems integrator for AWD.
Raytheon's Radar Expertise
Raytheon's skill and experience working with large-scale, active phased-array
radars spans the frequency spectrum, and dates back to the original Cobra Judy
and Early Warning Radar programs -- and continues today with the advanced Dual
Band Radar, AN/TPY-2 and Cobra Judy Replacement programs.
The company has a long heritage of developing and producing some of the
world's most capable air and missile defense radars, dating back to the 1940s.
To date, Raytheon has produced more than 1.8 million AESA (active
electronically scanned array) T/R modules, the fundamental building block of
modern solid-state AESA radars. The company has decades of experience working
with adaptive beamforming technologies and is the industry leader in
high-performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology.
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
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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