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Mobile air-traffic radar system delivered to U.S. Air Force - News

February 12, 2024

ARLINGTON, Va. Collins Aerospace (an RTX business) reports delivery of vehicle-mounted air-traffic control systems -- called Air Traffic Navigation, Integration, and Coordination Systems (ATNAVICS) – to the U.S. Air Force to provide air-traffic management in the most contested environments.

Comms

Satellites supporting DARPA Blackjack program complete milestones - News

January 30, 2024

LAFAYETTE, Colorado. Satellites supporting the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Blackjack program recently completed some important milestones, according to an RTX announcement.

Radar/EW

High-power microwave system gets multiweek test at White Sands - News

January 29, 2024

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. 

Avionics

NASA, partners formally unveil the X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft - News

January 15, 2024

PALMDALE, Calif. NASA and its design partners officially rolled out the X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft on Friday, January 12, at prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility Palmdale, California. The X-59 is the centerpiece of NASA’s Quesst mission, which aims to make sonic booms quieter, one of the major challenges to supersonic flight over land.

Radar/EW

Network-enabled weapon garners Raytheon $345 million USAF contract - News

January 03, 2024

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.

Radar/EW

Defensive microwave antenna systems under contract by Raytheon, USAF, Navy - News

December 19, 2023

TUCSON, Ariz. Raytheon will design, build, and test two high-power microwave antenna systems for the U.S. military that will use directed energy to defeat airborne threats; the systems are intended to be rugged and transportable for use on the front lines where needed. 

Radar/EW

RF sensors to get GaN boost under DARPA, Raytheon agreement - News

November 21, 2023

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.