U.S. Air Force adopts Zeus awareness and collaboration system from Raytheon for remotely piloted aircraft

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 14 Dec. 2010. Raytheon Solipsys, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, won a $9 million contract to deliver and install its Zeus situational awareness and collaboration system for Air Force remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Zeus will be installed at 18 Air Combat Command, Air National Guard, and Air Force Special Operations Command locations.

Dec 14th, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

TEWKSBURY, Mass., 14 Dec. 2010. Raytheon Solipsys, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, won a $9 million contract to deliver and install its Zeus situational awareness and collaboration system for Air Force remotely piloted aircraft (RPA). Zeus will be installed at 18 Air Combat Command, Air National Guard, and Air Force Special Operations Command locations.

The award responds to an urgent operational need requested by the Air Force, says a representative.

"Zeus enhances the effectiveness of mission participants through previously unavailable levels of cooperation and awareness between remotely piloted aircraft and various supported military units that use RPA intelligence," says Mark Trenor, president of Raytheon Solipsys.

"Zeus provides RPA operators with a real-time, correlated, and fused track picture from multiple plot and track sources with collaboration and communication tools, such as chat, common data formats, cursor-on-target, and the ability to participate in a Link-16 network," comments Adam Stull, Zeus project lead at Raytheon Solipsys.

Zeus is derived from proven Raytheon Solipsys products, such as its Tactical Display Framework and Multi-Source Correlator Tracker, which have been battle tested and are in use by all branches of the U.S. military services.

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