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Long Range, Hyperspectral Vision and Staring IRST – Air Force Essentials in Counter-A2AD Operations

January 9, 2018 by · Comment
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Leidos has been selected to deliver the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) extended-range, high-resolution imaging, hyperspectral sensing, and close-in imaging with expendable sensor technologies designed to defeat adversary anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) threats.

New Optical Tags to Improve Combat Identification of Friendly Forces

October 20, 2013 by · Comment
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New Optical Tags to Improve Combat Identification of Friendly Forces

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Raytheon Space Sensor Tasked for First-Of-Its-Kind Military Use

June 10, 2010 by · Comment
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Raytheon Space Sensor Tasked for First-Of-Its-Kind Military Use
June 10, 2010

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., - Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) hyperspectral imaging sensor known as ARTEMIS is being prepared for a first-of-its-kind tactical military role by the Air Force Space Command.

The company's Advanced Responsive Tactically Effective Military Imaging Spectrometer has successfully completed its one-year experimental mission aboard the Air Force Research Laboratory's Tactical Satellite-3. Based on the success of that mission, Raytheon has been notified that the Air Force Space Command will take control of TacSat-3 with the intent to use ARTEMIS in an operational capacity.

"The ARTEMIS hyperspectral imager gives military commanders an important new advantage in the asymmetric battlefield," said Bill Hart, vice president for Raytheon Space Systems. "ARTEMIS can detect various man-made and natural materials, which adds a fundamentally new capability for the DoD."

Unlike visible imagers, hyperspectral sensors capture light across a wide swath of the electromagnetic spectrum, providing unprecedented spectral detail. That spectral information produces a distinct "signature," which can be compared against the spectral signatures of known objects to rapidly identify potential areas of interest.

The ARTEMIS hyperspectral imager combines spectral information with geo-location coordinates in an easy-to-read map. This information is then sent directly to troops on the ground in near real time.

"Air Force Space Command looks forward to taking ownership of the TacSat-3 ARTEMIS system," said Lt. Col. Ryan Pendleton, Air Force Space Command, Chief, Operationally Responsive Space Integration. "We plan to operationalize the system as soon as possible to provide direct benefit to warfighters."

TacSat-3 originated as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's operationally responsive space initiative, which seeks to give field commanders flexible, affordable options for obtaining real-time tactical surveillance data from space. Aided by the ORS Office, and led by the Air Force Research Laboratory, the TacSat-3 program was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of developing and launching a military payload within extremely tight schedule and budget constraints.

"TacSat-3 has been a pathfinder to explore concepts of operation for future ORS systems and demonstrates how great things can be achieved on a small budget and in a short time," said Dr. Peter Wegner, director of the Pentagon's ORS Office. "It has also demonstrated the utility of hyperspectral information to benefit soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines around the world."

Raytheon is discussing with several government customers opportunities for rapidly deploying additional hyperspectral space sensors. "Based on our experience on TacSat-3, we're ready to build operational hyperspectral systems like ARTEMIS quickly and affordably," said Raytheon's Hart.

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Raytheon to Showcase Innovative Capabilities at National Space Symposium 2010

April 12, 2010 by · Comment
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Raytheon to Showcase Innovative Capabilities at National Space Symposium 2010
April 12, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will highlight several space and cyberspace technologies at the 26th National Space Symposium April 12-15.

Raytheon's exhibit will showcase more than 15 innovative capabilities for environmental solutions; global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); hyperspectral imaging; navigation; and cybersecurity.

The display will include an interactive demonstration of Raytheon's Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite. Visitors will be able to explore the advanced design of the next-generation climate sensor and examine the wide range of data it can generate. A second interactive demonstration will allow viewers to design their own satellite based on Raytheon's Responder™ payload, which is rapidly adaptable to meet urgent mission needs.

Raytheon cyber demonstrations will include a new malware solution that targets advanced zero-day e-mail attacks and a dynamic defense/network monitoring solution. Military applications for smartphones will also be shown.

"The last 18 months have been highly successful for our space business with the launch of five Raytheon-manufactured space sensors on a broad range of missions," said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. "We're looking forward to demonstrating our diverse experience and expertise at the National Space Symposium."

Bill Hart, vice president for Space Systems, will host the Raytheon-sponsored James E. Hill Lifetime Achievement Award luncheon April 14. Steve Hawkins, vice president of Information Security Solutions, will participate on a panel titled "Industry in the Domain" during the Cyber 1.0 event April 12. Brian Arnold, vice president for Space Strategy, will join fellow industry leaders April 14 on a panel that will discuss space situational awareness and space debris.

"Raytheon delivers on its commitment to innovation every day by applying leading-edge technology to solve our customers' most difficult problems," said Lynn Dugle, president of Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems. "At this year's National Space Symposium, we'll be illustrating that commitment with powerful cybersecurity advances, proven environmental solutions and advanced global ISR capabilities."

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