Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business to conduct third Joint Fires demonstration

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 28 Nov. 2006. Raytheon Company, led by its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, will conduct its third demonstration of a multi-theater, multi-service Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) capability in December as it expands its Joint Fires (JFires) program.

Nov 28th, 2006

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 28 Nov. 2006. Raytheon Company, led by its Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business, will conduct its third demonstration of a multi-theater, multi-service Single Integrated Air Picture (SIAP) capability in December as it expands its Joint Fires (JFires) program.

Highlights of JFires Demo 3 will be multiple integrated fire control engagements by U.S. Army SLAMRAAM (Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile), U.S. Navy Standard Missiles-2 and 3, and ESSM (Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile) interceptors -- all built by Raytheon -- against simulated cruise and ballistic missile threats.

JFires combines high fidelity, large-scale digital simulations with tactically representative "hardware-in-the-loop" facilities. It uses an operational Northeast Asia-3 scenario as prescribed by JSSEO (Joint Single Integrated Air Defense Picture Engineering Organization).

The SIAP foundation is established using Raytheon's Tactical Component Network, which has been enhanced to work with existing air picture networks while sharing identification and associated attributes across the composite network. As a result, new capabilities have emerged including network-based cueing and sensor resource management.

JFires was established to create an open architecture infrastructure to accelerate critical fielding of warfighter technology, providing improved interoperability. "JFires represents Raytheon's continued commitment to achieve affordable warfighter capability. It offers a significant acceleration in SIAP for joint forces," says Rick Yuse, vice president of IDS' Integrated Air Defense.

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