|Raytheon's Combat-Proven AESA Radars Continue to Set the Standard|
PARIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) active electronically scanned array radar technology recently achieved more than 250,000 operational flight hours. Used by customers around the world on multiple platforms, more than 300 radar systems have been delivered to domestic and international customers to help ensure their mission success.
"We believe Raytheon's AESA technology is the cornerstone of future fighter aircraft," said Mark Kula, vice president, Tactical Airborne Systems, for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "No one offers Raytheon's level of operational AESA capability and mission support. Our leading-edge AESA technology is combat-proven, in production, and available today."
Today's changing threat environment drives warfighters' need for technologically advanced sensors that will keep existing platforms relevant and operational at a moment's notice. Raytheon's AESA radars provide a significant advantage in the demanding fighter aircraft environment, ensuring customers remain at the forefront of tactical capabilities to complete their mission.
"Raytheon built the first operational AESA fighter radar more than 10 years ago with the APG-63(V)2 on the F-15C," said Kula. "Since then, we have continually evolved our AESA technology to ensure we can provide incomparable detection, targeting, tracking and self-protection in the competitive and complex mission landscape."
Raytheon's versatile family of AESA radars delivers multirole, multimission support with superior fighter flexibility, improved situational awareness, and optimal performance in all environments. All Raytheon AESA radar models are scalable to be easily tailored to any tactical fighter platform. In addition to enhanced capabilities, this leading-edge AESA technology provides greater reliability and maintainability, which results in lower life-cycle costs.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 89 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
For more on Raytheon's presence at the 2011 Paris Air Show please visit http://www.raytheon.com/media/parisair2011 for multimedia downloads, features, technology spotlights and company news. Journalists may also follow Raytheon Company updates from the show on Twitter @raytheoncompany.
SOURCE Raytheon Company