Raytheon Wins Space Situational Awareness Prototype Award
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $3 million award from the U.S. Air Force Space Command to develop an enterprise sensing prototype architecture for space situational awareness (ESP-SSA).
ESP-SSA will prototype an open, service-oriented architecture to integrate Space Command space surveillance sensors with Missile Defense Agency (MDA) sensors into a single sensor enterprise. This integrated, global enterprise will enable missile defense sensors to participate in the space surveillance network and be tasked by space and missile defense command and control systems. It will also enable the MDA to move one step closer to an "any sensor, any shooter" capability.
"Integrating these sensors will give decision makers an extraordinary view of space and the ability to discern and quickly react to potential threats," said Pete Franklin, vice president for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems' National & Theater Security Programs. "Open architectures and multimission operational capability provide affordable and flexible sensor solutions to protect our nation."
Technologies that will enable these architectures include sensor data fusion, enterprise sensor calibration, and distributed sensor resource management.
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Global Capabilities Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 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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