US Army soldiers test JLENS in real-world scenarios

             US Army soldiers test JLENS in real-world scenarios

Early User Testing completion paves way for operational evaluation at Aberdeen
Proving Ground

PR Newswire


UTAH TEST AND TRAINING RANGE, Utah, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.
Army completed Early User Testing (EUT) of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
developed JLENS. During the six-week-long EUT, soldiers tested JLENS' ability
to operate in a number of complex scenarios that replicated an operational
environment. The soldiers also tested JLENS' endurance by operating the system
continually for 20 days.

"Completing EUT proved both the maturity of JLENS and that our soldiers are
ready to employ this system wherever and whenever their nation needs them,"
said Dean Barten, the U.S. Army's JLENS product manager. "With EUT under our
belts we are well on our way to deploying the system to Aberdeen Proving
Ground for an operational evaluation, and ultimately, putting JLENS in the
hands of the warfighter."

An affordable, elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system, JLENS uses
a powerful integrated radar system mounted on two aerostats to detect, track
and target a variety of threats. This capability better enables commanders to
defend against threats, including hostile cruise missiles; low-flying manned
and unmanned aircraft; and moving surface vehicles such as boats, mobile
missile launchers, automobiles, trucks and tanks. JLENS also provides ascent
phase detection of tactical ballistic missiles and large-caliber rockets.

"Completing EUT is the latest in a string of JLENS achievements that include
detecting a ballistic-missile surrogate and enabling the intercept of cruise
missile targets with the Patriot and Standard Missile 6," said Dave Gulla,
vice president of Global Integrated Sensors for Raytheon's Integrated Defense
Systems business. "JLENS is essential to the national security because it
provides a proven capability against threats that no other system in the world

JLENS consists of an integrated surveillance and fire-control radar on two
tethered, 74-meter aerostats, which fly at altitudes of 10,000 feet above sea
level and remain aloft and operational for 30 days.

  oOne aerostat carries a 360-degree surveillance radar, while the other
    carries a fire-control radar.
  oThe integrated radar system can detect and target threats up to 550 km
    (340 statute miles) away.

About Raytheon
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 and follow us on
Twitter @raytheon.

Note to Editors
EUT, which took place at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, began May 4, 2013, and
ended June 14, 2013.

Media Contact
Mike Nachshen

SOURCE Raytheon Company

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