Raytheon demonstrates revolutionary Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range
Radar (3DELRR) prototype
Innovative use of Gallium Nitride, and an unmatched history of successful
radar development, delivers warfighter capability against aerial targets
PELHAM, N.H., July 30, 2013
PELHAM, N.H., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)
successfully completed a customer demonstration of a new U.S. Air Force
expeditionary ground-based prototype radar. Designed to replace the decades
old TPS-75 radar system, the Three-Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar
(3DELRR) will help defend warfighters against emerging threats by detecting,
identifying and tracking fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, missiles and
During the June 27 demonstration, which was witnessed by U.S. Air Force and
Marine Corps personnel, Raytheon's 3DELRR tracked targets of opportunity and
maneuvering tactical aircraft. Raytheon's advanced 3DELRR prototype also
demonstrated integration into the Air Force's next-generation Command and
"The flawless performance of our 3DELRR prototype is the latest chapter in
Raytheon's seven decades of radar leadership and commitment to customer
success," said Dave Gulla, vice president of Global Integrated Sensors for
Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business.
Raytheon's 3DELRR solution is a C-band Gallium Nitride (GaN)-based radar. This
combination enables warfighters to affordably detect, identify and track a
wide variety of objects very accurately at great distances.
"Our 3DELRR solution meets the customer's requirements, has a high level of
system availability, and just as important, is extremely affordable to
purchase, own and operate," said Andrew Hajek, 3DELRR program director for
Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business. "For example, as a
DoD-recognized industry leader in GaN, Raytheon is able to capitalize on
efficiencies and reduce costs in unique ways."
About Raytheon's 3DELRR Solution
oRaytheon's 3DELRR open architecture and GaN-based solution provides the
warfighter exceptional capability at an affordable total ownership cost.
oRaytheon's 3DELRR provides a precise air picture, fully net-ready for
maximum air battle manager support, and is able to "plug in" to both the
Air Force's current and future Command and Control node.
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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