Raytheon processors track multiple ballistic missiles from airborne platform

MCKINNEY, TEXAS, Nov. 5, 2011.During a test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) airborne processors demonstrated precision tracking of multiple ballistic targets from an airborne platform.

Nov 5th, 2011

Posted by Skyler Frink

MCKINNEY, TEXAS, Nov. 5, 2011.During a test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) airborne processors demonstrated precision tracking of multiple ballistic targets from an airborne platform.

A total of four Raytheon Multispectral Targeting System-B electro-optical infrared sensors successfully tracked multiple targets. The systems collected key information which was then transferred to two airborne processors for post-test analysis. The airborne processors demonstrated closed-loop tracking and provided a precise line-of-sight to targets.

The Missile Defense Agency's current operational concept envisions positioning the ABIR platform and sensors forward in theater for early detection and surveillance of a threat. The tracking from two or more sensors will enable calculation of a stereo, 3-D track of the missile's flight path, enabling defensive actions.

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