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13 January 2015

Surface Navy 2015: Raytheon's Solutions for Navies Worldwide

Raytheon is a premier ship systems integrator, delivering proven, affordable and highly automated solutions for Navies worldwide. The company is showing its latest innovations and meeting customers at Booth #100 during the Surface Navy Association's National Symposium.

Raytheon has decades of experience integrating a full range of naval systems —radar, networks, combat management, fire control, weapons and more.

The company's solutions span the entire detect-control-engage chain, allowing naval forces to identify and counter threats above water, on the water or undersea. Highlighted at the show are:

  • Air and Missile Defence Radar
  • Airborne Low Frequency Sonar
  • Ship Self-Defense System
  • Integrated Bridge Systems
  • DDG 1000 ZUMWALT-class Destroyer
  • Standard Missile-3 (SM3)
  • Standard Missile-6 (SM6)
  • SeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System
  • TOMAHAWK Cruise Missile
  • GRIFFIN C-ER Missile
  • Evolved SEASPARROW Missile
  • Rolling Airframe Missile
  • Standard Missile-2 (SM2)
  • EXCALIBUR N5 Precision Projectile
  • and Torpedos.

MT, at the show, found out that a new variant of the US Navy's (USN) Joint Standoff Weapon is ready for operational testing for use against moving maritime targets. The final developmental free flight test of Raytheon's Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 has been conducted in California by the USN. The US Naval Air Systems Command said the test involved the missile being launched from an F/A-18 at a moving maritime target. The missile destroyed the target, it said, and met all primary test objectives. The AGM-154 Joint Standoff Weapon is medium-range precision-guided missile system and is in use with the Navy to destroy land targets. The new C-1 variant incorporates a two-way strike common weapon datalink to enable the striking of a moving maritime target. The missile system features an imaging infrared seeker and an autonomous target capability. The Navy said the JSOW C-1 will now enter operational testing before delivery to the fleet in 2016.

Raytheon's EXCALIBUR N5 and GRIFFIN C/ER (Photos: DPM)

Raytheon's family of Standard Missiles and TOMAHAWK.

Raytheon Mk. 54 Lightweight Torpedo at Surface Navy 2015.

The ZUMWALT-class destroyers feature Raytheon technologies and equipment (see below).

The ZUMWALT-class destroyers feature Raytheon technologies and equipment that will benefit the US Navy for years to come, most notably the:

  • Total Ship Computing Environment – a single, encrypted network that controls all shipboard computing applications, ranging from the ship’s lights and machinery control to its radars and weapon systems. The TSCE's sailor-centric interface and high degree of automation allow the ship to run more effectively and efficiently.
  • Electronic Modular Enclosures – a shipbuilding innovation that packages more than 235 individual electronics cabinets into ready-to-install, “ruggedized” units for easy integration, maintenance and upgrades. Each ship carries 16 EMEs.
  • Integrated Undersea Warfare System – two sonar arrays (high and medium frequencies) in one automated, hull-mounted system designed to protect the ship from enemy mines, submarines and torpedoes. Using sophisticated algorithms, the sonar better enables ZUMWALT destroyers to detect, engage and defeat an enemy threat.
  • MK57 Vertical Launching System – a state-of-the-art weapon launcher designed to fire missiles for sea, land and air attacks. The MK57’s modular electronic-architecture allow ZUMWALT destroyers to quickly transition to new missiles systems by minimizing the need to re-qualify their launchers. The MK57 launchers are contained and protected by the Peripheral Vertical Launch System. The PVLS’ design and positioning make the launchers – and missiles – resistant to battle damage and safely isolates them from the crew and shipboard equipment.

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