Raytheon Successfully Integrates Final Element of Dual Band Radar for DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer
TEWKSBURY, Mass., Oct. 24, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has successfully integrated the engineering development model, S-Band array with receiver, exciter and signal/data processing equipment for the Volume Search Radar (VSR) portion of the DDG 1000 destroyer's Dual Band Radar (DBR).
The company is developing DBR for the next-generation Zumwalt Class destroyer. The VSR equipment was successfully operated with the S-band array and Beam Steering Controller software provided by Raytheon subcontractor Lockheed Martin.
"The Dual Band Radar is a critical asset to the DDG 1000 mission and the safety of our sailors," said Captain James Syring, the U.S. Navy's program manager for DDG 1000. "The radar project's schedule has been challenging, but achieving this critical milestone tangibly demonstrates the substantial progress being made on the program."
"The fact that this critical step was successfully completed on schedule can be attributed to the teamwork between the Navy and industry, as well as team dedication," said Ed Geisler, Raytheon vice president and DDG 1000 program manager, responsible for all DBR activity. "This teamwork has been a hallmark of the DDG 1000 program since its beginning."
The DBR is an active, phased-array, multi-function radar system, which incorporates X- and S-band arrays in a complementary manner to provide surveillance, target tracking and engagement support capabilities superior to those of conventional single-band radars.
The successful integration of the S-band array demonstrates progress toward the operation of a fully integrated Volume Search Radar, which is the final component of the DBR. Previously, Raytheon had successfully developed and tested the X-band component of the DBR, known as the AN/SPY-3, and recently proved its performance in extensive at-sea testing.
Under Raytheon's leadership, the DBR integration of both the SPY-3 and VSR components has advanced on schedule, and the recently completed milestones bring the advanced DBR closer to deployment on the Zumwalt Class destroyers, the CVN-78 next generation aircraft carrier and other future U.S. Navy ships.
Under the Navy's DDG 1000 Detail Design and Integration contract awarded in 2005, Raytheon IDS serves as the prime mission systems equipment integrator for all electronic and combat systems for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt Class Destroyer program.
Based in Tewksbury, Mass., Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon's leader in Joint Battlespace Integration providing affordable, integrated solutions to a strong international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.
Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people worldwide.
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