Raytheon Demonstrates Third Generation Infrared Technology

McKINNEY, Texas , July 25, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated its third generation infrared sensor technology to the Army last month at the Network Centric Systems production facility in McKinney .

The demonstration illustrated both the technical maturity of the third generation IR sensor and its ease of application in existing sensors. The assembly was integrated in a company-owned medium-range electro-optical infrared sensor module for the demonstration.

NCS' Raytheon Vision Systems, based in Goleta, Calif. , developed the third generation IR module under a research and development contract with the Army's Night Vision & Electronics Systems Directorate. The system is described as a staring, two-color, mediumwave infrared (MWIR) and longwave infrared (LWIR). It provides warfighters with the long-range observation capability typically associated with the MWIR and the robust battlefield obscurant penetration of the LWIR. It can also provide the Aided Target Recognition system with improved target and clutter discrimination capability.

Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass. , Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

SOURCE Raytheon Company



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