Navy orders EW missile-control computers for U.S. and Australian combat aircraft

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 2 Sept. 2014. Military avionics experts at the Raytheon Co. will provide airborne computers that link sensors aboard the U.S. Navy Boeing F/A-18E/F and EA-18G combat aircraft and the Raytheon AN/AGM-88 anti-radar missile.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $24.6 million order Thursday to the Raytheon Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., to provide 158 command launch computers for the AN/AGM-88 high-speed anti-radiation missile (HARM). The order involves 121 command launch computers for the U.S. Navy and 37 of the computers for the government of Australia.

The Raytheon CP1001 HARM command launch computer provides the digital interface between the AN/AGM-88 HARM anti-radar weapon and the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. the FA/18E/F Super Hornet is a carrier-based jet fighter bomber, while the EA-18G Growler is a carrier-based electronic warfare jet.

The CP1001 HARM command launch computers act as intelligent MIL-STD-1553B bus terminals; they translate protocols between the HARM computer and the MIL-STD-1553B databus, as well as provide other HARM-specific functions.

Related: Raytheon completes tests of the HARM control section modification upgrade

The HARM command launch computer couples tightly to the FA/18E/F and EA-18G radar warning receivers and queue active threats automatically. The HARM command launch computer helps decide which targets to attack, transmits data to the missile, and launches the AGM-88 HARM anti-radar weapon. HARM is designed to sense and destroy enemy radar installations.

The HARM command launch computer receives target data from the missile and onboard avionics, processes the data for display to the aircrew to the appropriate display, determines target priority, and collects aircraft data for pre-launch hand-off to the AGM-88 HARM missile.

The computer determines time coincidence between the AGM-88 HARM missile and the radar warning receiver's directional data and pulse repetition intervals and formats. The computer processes identification data to identify targets and rank them in order of importance, and then displays information to the air crew.

Related: HARM anti-radar missile moves ahead with planned upgrade to dual-mode seeker

The Raytheon AGM-88 HARM is a joint U.S. Navy and Air Force program. Its primary mission is to suppress or destroy surface-to-air missile radar and radar-directed air defense artillery systems. Once airborne, it can operate in three modes: preemptive, missile-as-sensor, and self-protect.

The missile is employed on a variety of Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps aircraft including the F-16 and F/A-18. Raytheon is developing a HARM upgrade, called the HARM Control Section Modification (HCSM), which adds a GPS receiver and an improved inertial measurement unit for precision navigation.

HCSM also features a digital flight computer that merges targeting solutions from navigation and seeker systems. The enhancements improve the probability of hit, while controlling where the missile can and cannot fly.

On this order Raytheon will do the work in Tucson, Ariz., and should be finished by February 2018. For more information contact Raytheon Missile Systems online at www.raytheon.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.

Easily post a comment below using your Linkedin, Twitter, Google or Facebook account.


Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

SBC-K7 Embedded PC for Instrumentation and Control

The SBC-K7 is an ideal platform for embedded instrumentation that combines an Atom PC running Win...

CPU-PPC460EX-VME Processor Board

The CPU-PPC460EX-VME PowerPC processor board is designed for rugged, conduction and convection co...

PC/104 SBC and Peripherals

Kontron PC/104 Standalone Single Board Computers (SBCs) serve in every format, even with consiste...

General Micro "Horizon" C299

The C299 Horizon is a third generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’ upgradable CPU technolog...

Rugged Mobile Communications Server

Advanced communications server designed to be deployed in environments where it needs to meet cer...

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

API DC Link Power Film Capacitors

High reliability DC link capacitors for power inverter applications which require superior life e...

XPort9200 Conduction- or Air-Cooled 12-Channel High-Speed CAN Bus XMC or PMC

The XPort9200 is a conduction- or air-cooled 12-channel CAN bus XMC or PMC module. Each high-spee...

VPX3-453 3U VPX Virtex-6/8640D Digital Signal Processor

The Curtiss-Wright VPX3-453 is a high performance 3U VPX DSP and FPGA processor card that combine...

High Density Memory Modules

ISI is a leader in high density 3D memory packaging. Today’s solutions draw from our 25 year hist...

Related Companies

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of DSP and data ac...

Beyond Electronics Corp

Beyond Electronics(BEC) provides Rugged COTS board and system level solutions in various small form factor products c...

Kontron

Driving the world’s embedded computing platforms Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology.&n...

General Micro Systems Inc

Since 1979, General Micro Systems has been providing the most diverse line of single-board computers in the industry....

Elma Electronic Inc

Who we are...   About Elma Electronic Systems   The Systems division of Elma Electronic Inc. supplies the

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

API Technologies Corp

Who We Are API Technologies is a dominant technology provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security technol...

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions Curtiss-Wright Controls Defense Solutions (CWCDS) is a long establish...

Falcon Electronics

Distributes military, hi-rel and space-grade semiconductors including ARINC 429/1553 databus products, power supplies...
Wire News provided by   

social activity

Webcasts

Meeting the Gen3 backplane challenge with OpenVPX and COTS

Tight Pentagon budgets mean military systems must stay in the field for longer than ever before. This doesn't mean obsolete technology, however. Today's military electronics are being upgraded constantly, an...
Sponsored by:

Digital signal processing for signals intelligence and electronic warfare

Military & Aerospace Electronics presents an expert Webcast on the design considerations for blending general-purposes processors (GPUs), general-purpose graphics processors (GPGPUs), field-programmable ...
Sponsored by:

Advantages of Intel Architecture Products and Wind River Solutions in Military & Aerospace Applications

This webinar explains the individual advantages of the Intel Architecture hardware, available for long-life supply, and the WRS software portfolio.  There are extraordinary advantages of combining such ...
Sponsored by:

All Access Sponsors

View the 2014 Buyer's Guide Now!


Mil & Aero Magazine

September 2014
Volume 25, Issue 9
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE