Raytheon's Expanded Mission Capability Radar Completes Flight Testing
MCKINNEY, Texas, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) expanded mission capability SeaVue radar completed its flight testing on an MQ-9 Predator aircraft.
This expanded mission capability (XMC) version of SeaVue is an advanced maritime situational awareness suite that significantly reduces operator workload and improves mission efficiency.
"A solid partnership between U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), the Johns Hopkins University and Raytheon has enabled us to develop and field this unique system to meet defense, civil and homeland security requirements," said Tim Carey, vice president for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Systems. "Raytheon is proud to offer another product that demonstrates our leadership in maritime surveillance and our commitment to providing advanced solutions for international and domestic customers."
The SeaVue XMC radar incorporates streaming digital video and next generation maritime situational awareness technology to meet the need for complete, persistent and accurate wide-area maritime surveillance. The technology was developed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and funded by NAVSEA.
The SeaVue XMC radar is deployed on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's MQ-9 Predator and DHC-8 airframes.
The innovative, new features of the SeaVue XMC radar include the ability to automatically detect, track and sort thousands of maritime targets simultaneously; correlate radar tracks with automatic identification system contacts; provide optimal flight planning for data collection; integrate multiple real-time data sources; and reduce downlink bandwidth requirements via advanced data-compression techniques.
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 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 88 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 75,000 people worldwide.
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