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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in early 2022 kicked off a new era of modern warfare. Drone strikes, hypersonic missiles, and the use of a wide spectrum of other weapons introduced the world to new threats on the battlefield. Radar systems are stretching their limits to keep up.
WHITE SANDS, N.M. Raytheon (an RTX business) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) report successful completion of a three-week field test of the CHIMERA [Counter-Electronic High-Power Microwave Extended-Range Air Base Defense system] high-power microwave (HPM) weapon at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
MCKINNEY, Texas. Raytheon won a $154 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with Commander's Independent Viewer (CIV) systems, which are aimed at upgrading the Bradley Fighting Vehicles as part of an initiative to enhance the Army's armored combat vehicles with advanced technology, the company announced in a statement.
TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon (an RTX business) won a $345 million contract with the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to produce and deliver more than 1,500 StormBreaker smart weapons, which are air-to-surface, network-enabled weapons that can engage moving targets in all weather conditions using a multi-effects warhead and tri-mode seeker.
GOLETA, California. Raytheon will build a prototype of an advanced electronic warfare system for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet as part of a new contract with the U.S. Navy, the company announced in a statement.
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, New Mexico. The U.S. Army, in collaboration with Raytheon, completed a live-fire test using the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor (LTAMDS), Raytheon announced in a statement.
ANDOVER, Mass. Raytheon won a four-year, $15 million contract from DARPA [the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency] to increase the electronic capability of radio frequency (RF) sensors using high-power-density gallium nitride (GaN) transistors.