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High Flying Drones Recruited for Missile Defense

reaper_bmds_1021Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are currently tested with Airborne Infrared (ABIR) sensors – performing persistent, forward pickets to spot hostile missile launches and track them through their flight trajectory. These missions will soon evolve as RPAs become operational, and augment existing radar and space-based sensors, providing midcourse tracking and target discrimination, to help targeting ground and ship-based missile defense interceptors. In the next phase MDA will equip even larger unmanned platforms with high-power laser systems, to perform boost-phase intercept. The agency plans to demonstrate such systems in 2021.
              

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Robot Mounted GroundEye Sensor Set to Combat Hidden IEDs

Raytheon UK's new Counter-IED sensor 'GroundEye' combines an imaging sensor with a laser array to measure ground disturbances and changes created by IEDs. Photo Raytheon.Raytheon UK and Estonian UGV developer Milrem unveiled at Eurosatory an IED detection platform based in Raytheon UK GroundEye sensor system, integrated on the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) developed by Milrem.
              

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SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets

sm-61021The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
              

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Successful Intercepts Sweeten a Challenging Year for Missile Defense

December 10, 2015 by · Comment
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Arrow 3 interceptor missile launched from Palmachim missile test site on Israel's Mediterranean shore, December 10, 2015. Photo: IMODThe US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has completed three major missile defense tests this week, a closing accord for an ambitious test plan this year. Two tests performed earlier today included a successful exo-atmospheric intercept test of the Arrow 3 interceptor, and first intercept mission of the Land-Based Standard Missile SM-3 Block IB launched from a land-based site. A third test conducted earlier this week tested the latest, most advanced variant of Standard Missile 3 series, the US-Japanese SM-3 Block IIA.
              

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Raytheon, IMI to Provide Guided Bombs for Marine Corps Mortars

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following a successful test series David’s Sling to become operational this year,

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New Launcher to Deploy C-RAM, C-UAV and Counter Cruise-Missile Defenses by 2019

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SDB II comletes development phase engaging moving targets with live warheads

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Raytheon acquires AZ based UAS specialist Sensintel

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Raytheon bags $2.4 billion to supply Qatar with Patriot air defense systems

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System upgrades are key in Aegis destroyer’s success defeating ballistic, cruise missile raid on the recent test

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Raytheon to supply Iron Dome components worth $149 million

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US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against drones

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US Navy to test powerful mobile lasers against drones

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US ballistic missile defense interceptor scores a direct hit in space

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SM-3B performs first launch from land-based unit

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Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard

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Washington to supply 14,000 TOW missiles to the Saudi National Guard

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Boeing P-8A Begins Advanced Airborne Sensor Testing

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Raytheon, L-3 demonstrate new ship protection system

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Singapore to Equip F-16s with AESA Radar

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Successful Interception Test for David’s Sling Air & Missile Defense System

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Raytheon receives 1,000th AMRAAM rocket motor delivery — Press Release

Raytheon, Nammo achieve major milestone

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received the 1,000th AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM®) rocket motor from Nammo Group, a leading propulsion products company based in Raufoss, Norway. The motor is scheduled to be installed in a production AIM-120C7 missile later this month.

“Our partnership with Nammo is another example of the close relationship Raytheon enjoys with our supplier-partners,” said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, president of Raytheon Missile Systems. “The teamwork between Raytheon and Nammo has contributed significantly to our shared success.”

Following a lengthy qualification process in October 2012, Nammo was certified as an AMRAAM rocket motor supplier for Raytheon and has been delivering motors at the rate of approximately 90 motors per month.

“The Raytheon-Nammo partnership has been a model of success throughout the past year,” said Ronald Krebs, AMRAAM program director with Raytheon Missile Systems. “Raytheon has worked extremely hard to make certain our end-user customers continue to receive AMRAAM missiles on schedule.”

About AMRAAM
AMRAAM is a combat-proven missile that has demonstrated operational flexibility in both air-to-air and surface-launch engagement scenarios and provides today’s warfighter with enhanced operational capability, cost effectiveness and future growth options and solutions.

Procured by 36 countries, the combat-proven AMRAAM has been operational and integrated on the F-16, F-15, F/A-18, F-22, Typhoon, Gripen, Tornado, Harrier and F-4, and integration is ongoing in the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. It is also the baseline missile for the NATO-approved National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System.

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 www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

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Enhanced Payload Supports Real-Time Targeting for Geo-Targeted Weapons

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Enhanced Payload Supports Real-Time Targeting for Geo-Targeted Weapons

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