RAM, COYOTE, FoXTEN et al
Raytheon at IDEX 2019 showcases:
Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) – Raytheon has completed delivery and integration of RAM Mk 49 launchers on eight UAE ships (six are MK-49 Mod 3 and two are MK-49 Mod 2 Guided Missile Launcher Systems). The company has also completed all RAM Block 1A deliveries and delivered the majority of RAM Block 2 missiles as per contract.
Evolved SeaSparrow Missile – The UAE has achieved an exemplary test record firing ESSM missiles. Integrated on the UAE’s (BAYNUNAH-class), ESSM provides self-defence battlespace and firepower against high-speed, highly manoeuvrable anti-ship missiles in the naval environment.
COYOTE – The US Army will use Raytheon’s Coyote unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and the KRFS (Ku band radio frequency system) radar, to counter the escalating threat of enemy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the skies above the battlefield. Equipped with an advanced seeker and warhead, the COYOTE-enabled system can successfully identify and eliminate threat UAVs when paired with an advanced electronically scanned array KRFS radar, which acquires and accurately tracks all sizes of UAS threats.
FoXTEN – The US Army is planning to buy and deploy a new, fully mobile intelligence system that will allow soldiers to understand and act on changes on the battlefield. Raytheon’s solution to this requirement, FoXTEN, is designed to do just that. FoXTEN is user-friendly software that can easily be loaded into a commercial laptop and deployed to the front lines. FoXTEN can collect and make sense of intelligence from any source, and then help soldiers quickly determine the best way to approach a challenge. Most importantly, FoXTEN is fully open and able to incorporate new applications from any developer so soldiers can get the latest capabilities quickly – from detailed weather apps to the latest in AI-aided planning tools. No longer is intel relegated to a headquarters tent far from the combat zone. FoXTEN is a smartphone for the battlefield.
WINDSHEAR – Small commercial drones are a rapidly growing market, and their use at the hands of malicious actors presents a threat to military forces, critical infrastructure, and large venues. Several recent high-profile incidents at busy international airports demonstrate how this new technology can disrupt a nation’s aviation systems, security protocols and global economy. Raytheon addresses this threat with an integrated command and control system that increases situational awareness and eliminates the threat. The WINDSHEAR suite of cyber effects provides an active area denial system that is scalable, tailorable and safe. Utilizing advanced technology such as AI and analytics, drones are detected and deterred, ensuring our critical infrastructure is safe from the unmanned threat.
Raytheon Cyber Academy – As cyber threats become a reality for governments, organisations and businesses of all sizes, the need for the right cyber protection operators and skilled talent has reached new heights. Ensuring that the right team is in place to protect critical infrastructure such as power plants, oil refineries, aviation systems and electrical grids has become more challenging as the threat evolves on a global scale. Raytheon’s Cyber Academy provides cyber security training and educational programmes to organizations seeking to establish a robust, autonomous cyber security capability. Combining Raytheon’s cyber expertise with decades of training experience builds a fully-functional, cyber workforce for governments, organisations and large-scale companies. This critical training provides best-in-class knowledge transfer of cybersecurity operations and enduring capability for protection against future threats.