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Raytheon test: 200 milliseconds after detonation

March 24, 2008 If you're sitting behind a 20 foot thick wall of compressed, steel-reinforced concrete you could be forgiven for feeling somewhat invulnerable to outside attack - but think again. Raytheon has developed a new, lighter and more powerful bunker-busting conventional warhead system which punched through more than 19 feet of a 330-ton reinforced concrete block during tests conducted in late January.  Read More

Raytheon's Cobra, a compact, affordable UAV aimed at scientific and commercial usage

July 18, 2007 Unmanned air vehicles are starting to become smaller and more accessible to the scientific community, a movement that is opening doors to new paths of research and commerce worldwide. Raytheon's Cobra, for example, is a 9-foot long aircraft with a 10 foot wingspan that can be piloted by remote control or pre-programmed to take off, navigate to a series of waypoints and then land autonomously without any further human input. The Cobra recently completed a set of test flights in North Dakota, successfully trialling new systems and equipment for digital imaging and agricultural land management.  Read More

Raytheon Jam-Resistant GPS Antennas

April 2, 2007 Raytheon’s GAS-1 jam-resistant Global Positioning System (GPS)-antenna technology seems to be going from strength to strength, and with another option conversion under its current contract with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy announced this week, more than 4000 of the units will be in operation by 2008. The system is able to recognise sources of electrical interference and by adjusting the way in which it receives the satellite signals, reject them, allowing navigation equipment to function safely, accurately and efficiently. In military use this allows operations to be carried out with greater accuracy and less risk. Raytheon claims its anti-jam system is able to track jammers and generate nulls faster than any competing system, and based on the order books, the claims appear verified.  Read More

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