Raytheon to Provide Improved Surveillance Capability for National Airspace System

To increase safe­ty, effi­cien­cy and capac­i­ty in world’s most com­plex air­space sys­tem

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Raytheon Com­pa­ny (NYSE: RTN) has been award­ed a con­tract by the U.S. Air Force to incor­po­rate Auto­mat­ic Depen­dent Sur­veil­lance – Broad­cast (ADS‑B) capa­bil­i­ty into its suite of APX-119 Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Friend or Foe (IFF) transpon­ders to sup­port the Fed­er­al Avi­a­tion Administration’s NextGen plan for trans­for­ma­tion of the Nation­al Air­space Sys­tem.

The sub­se­quent planned U.S. Air Force imple­men­ta­tion sched­ule of ADS‑B capa­bil­i­ty into the APX-119 transpon­ders is sched­uled to be com­plet­ed well in advance of the dead­line in the FAA’s final rule, man­dat­ing com­pli­ance by 2020.

ADS‑B is a space-based nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem for air traf­fic man­age­ment with many joint civ­il and mil­i­tary ben­e­fits, includ­ing cock­pit sit­u­a­tion­al aware­ness, reduced air­craft sep­a­ra­tion and increased capac­i­ty. In addi­tion, there are poten­tial addi­tion­al mil­i­tary oper­a­tional ben­e­fits.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Com­pa­ny, with 2010 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 89 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 72,000 peo­ple world­wide. For more about Raytheon, vis­it us at www.raytheon.com and fol­low us on Twit­ter at @raytheon.

Media Con­tact
Peter Ramjug
978.886.7738

Team GlobDef

Team GlobDef

Seit 2001 ist GlobalDefence.net im Internet unterwegs, um mit eigenen Analysen, interessanten Kooperationen und umfassenden Informationen für einen spannenden Überblick der Weltlage zu sorgen. GlobalDefenc.net war dabei die erste deutschsprachige Internetseite, die mit dem Schwerpunkt Sicherheitspolitik außerhalb von Hochschulen oder Instituten aufgetreten ist.

Alle Beiträge ansehen von Team GlobDef →