Firm unveils latest radar design
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:58
The Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar system has been developed by Raytheon, making use of active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology that was fielded in December 2000.
A wide range of US Air Force and Navy, as well as international customer platforms make use of Raytheon AESA technology, which enables pilots to acquire targets at greater distance and track more simultaneously.
Key advantages include better radar performance, unique savings because of lower maintenance costs and more effective tracking of widely-spaced targets.
"Raytheon AESA radars are the only combat proven AESA radars currently in production," vice-president of tactical airborne systems for Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Mark Kula remarked.
The company's Jim Hvizd added that Raytheon AESA radars need around one-tenth of the amount spent on maintenance that traditional arrays require.
Similarly, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a system that uses sophisticated radar design to allow soldiers to spot targets behind concrete from more than 60ft away.
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