Raytheon announced Wednesday that it has won a $20 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract to develop and demonstrate technology to enable air-launched hypersonic boost glide systems for missiles for the Tactical Boost Glide program (TBG).
The hypersonics will enable missiles to fly more than five times faster than speed of sound. Hypersonic weapons would be difficult to intercept, and would enable warfighters to strike targets at long range much more quickly than current missile technology allows.
"Hypersonics is the new frontier of missile design and development," said Tom Bussing, Raytheon vice president of Advanced Missile Systems. "The extreme environments where these advanced missiles must operate present significant engineering challenges."
Once fielded, TBG could fly at speeds faster than Mach 5 and at altitudes of nearly 200,000 feet. To achieve the required speeds, the re-entry vehicles would be designed to skip across the inside of Earth's upper atmosphere before descending on their targets. The new missiles would have to withstand intense heat while remaining highly maneuverable, and would require sensor packages to engage moving or re-locatable targets.
Raytheon has won $2 billion contract to deliver the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to an undisclosed international customer. The contract, awarded on April 2, 2015 and booked in the second quarter as a direct commercial sale, includes fully digitized new-production Patriot fire units with the latest technology for improved threat detection, identification and engagement, the company announced on Friday
Raytheon announced Wednesday that the company along with the US Navy successfully completed the final free flight in the integrated testing phase for the Joint Standoff Weapon C-1. During the development test, JSOW C-1 demonstrated its effectiveness against moving maritime targets, a crucial capability against current and future surface warfare threats
Raytheon announced on Thursday that it has successfully integrated existing Long Range Acquisition Scout Surveillance Systems (LRAS3) sensor-to-missile during a recent exercise in USA. The companys Missile Systems engineers connected two dismounted, remotely operated sensors to a soldier's laptop and hand controller, sending commands directly to a nearby Griffin missile launcher
Raytheon announced Tuesday that it has signed a $35 million contract to deliver Stinger missiles and air-to-air launchers to the Republic of Korea Army in support of their recent procurement of AH-64 Apache helicopters. Under the previously announced foreign military sale, Raytheon will begin deliveries of the Stinger weapon systems in 2017
Raytheon has won a $91.5 million U
Raytheon announced on Wednesday that AMRAAM-ER, its new extended range variant of advanced medium-range air-to-air missile (AMRAAM) has successfully completed lab testing. The test validated that the missile can be integrated and employed from the NASAMS launcher
Raytheon has won the $25 million contract to deliver sensing, command and control, and communications systems along with the training and sustainment services necessary to operationalize maritime border security capabilities for the Republic of the Philippines. The planned works under second phase of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) maritime border security contract includes Installation of a common operating picture platform in the National Coast Watch Control (NCWC) and National Coast Watch Stations in two different Philippine provinces
Raytheon has won a $149 million modification contract from the US department of defense for Standard Missile-2 and Standard Missile-6. This contract modification will incorporate requirements for one base production year (fiscal 2015) and one option year (fiscal 2016), Pentagon announced Friday
Raytheon announced Monday that its designed National Coast Watch Center(NCWC) has been opened for maritime security in Philippines. Raytheon also implemented and equipped the center and its coastal system with its integrated border security solutions
US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that it has approved $21 million worth sale of AIM-120C7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to Malaysia. Malaysia has placed a request for 10 AMRAAM, missile containers, spare and repair parts, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, personnel training and training equipment, U
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