Raytheon Delivers Active Protection System Radar on Time, on Budget
MCKINNEY, Texas, May 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Network Centric Systems has delivered the first two Multi-Function Radio Frequency System (MFRFS) radars for integration into the Quick Kill Active Protection System that Raytheon is developing for the U.S. Army.
MFRFS is a state-of-the-art, electronically-scanned, solid-state phased array radar system that can detect and track a full spectrum of threats to current and future Army vehicles. These threats range from rocket propelled grenades fired at close proximity to more distant threats such as kinetic energy projectiles. In addition, MFRFS, the system selected as the common radar for Future Combat Systems (FCS) manned ground vehicles, is capable of supporting a number of radio frequency functions including surveillance, high- band secure communications and combat identification.
"Delivery of the MFRFS marks an important milestone in the development of Raytheon's Quick Kill Active Protection System," said Colin Schottlaender, president of Network Centric Systems. "MFRFS has achieved all milestones to date, and we are confident it will be integrated successfully on current force platforms."
Raytheon's Quick Kill APS is capable of providing a "bubble" of coverage to protect current force Stryker, Abrams and Bradley vehicles, as well as FCS platforms, from a broad range of threats from any direction. With the MFRFS delivery and progress anticipated over the next few months, Raytheon's Quick Kill APS will be integrated on a Stryker for end-to-end system demonstrations and design verification testing beginning late this summer.
Raytheon Company, with 2006 sales of $20.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 85 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 73,000 people worldwide.
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For a more detailed fact sheet on the Multi-Function Radio Frequency System, contact David Albritton at 703.284.4353.
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