Raytheon achieves industry-first milestone: delivers more than 500 tactical
Active electronically scanned array portfolio also achieves more than 400,000
operational flight hours on multiple platforms worldwide
PARIS, June 16, 2013
PARIS, June 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced
today it has delivered more than 500 tactical active electronically scanned
array (AESA) radars for multiple platforms worldwide -- an industry first. The
company's AESA portfolio -- including the APG-79, APG-63(V)3 and APG-82(V)1
radars -- has also achieved more than 400,000 cumulative operational flight
hours on F-15, F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.
"Raytheon pioneered the development of tactical AESA radar more than a decade
ago," said Mark Kula, vice president of Tactical Airborne Systems for
Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems business. "Today, with more than 500
systems delivered, we reconfirm our commitment to produce game-changing and
life-saving radar technology for warfighters around the world for years to
Raytheon designed, developed and fielded the world's first operational AESA
radar for fighter aircraft in 2000. Since being introduced, Raytheon's AESA
systems have demonstrated significant reductions in customers' operational
lifecycle costs, providing significant improvement in system reliability
compared with mechanically scanned array radars.
Recently, the U.S. Air Force completed development testing of Raytheon's next
generation APG-82(V)1 AESA radar for the F-15E Strike Eagle, and began
operational testing and evaluation in March 2013. Initial operational test and
evaluation is an integral part of the U.S. Air Force's Radar Modernization
Program to ensure F-15E mission superiority in an increasingly sophisticated
Raytheon's multi-mode, multi-function family of AESA radars delivers a
dramatic increase in warfighter capability -- including simultaneous
air-to-air and air-to-ground operations, along with superior detection,
targeting, tracking and self-protection features.
More information on Raytheon's AESA technology.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 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
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