Raytheon Wins Non-Lethal Weapons Solid-State Source Contract
March 11, 2009: 09:00 AM ET
TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 11, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company’s
(NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business has been awarded
a phase-two contract to develop a gallium nitride (GaN) solid-state
source for use in non-lethal weapons.
The award was made by the Defense Department’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD).
Raytheon’s GaN technology enables revolutionary performance and
functionality for a wide range of DoD systems to include radar,
electronic warfare and communications.
"Our support of the JNLWD is for very high frequency,
millimeter-wave GaN to provide the warfighter with a lower-cost,
lighter-weight, non-lethal engagement alternative,
Checcolo, vice president of Engineering for Raytheon IDS.
Work on the contract will be conducted at IDS’ semiconductor foundry
located at the Integrated Air Defense Center, Andover, Mass. IDS is a
leader in compound semiconductor technology development, products and
services for military and homeland security applications. Foundry
capabilities include design, development and manufacturing of gallium
arsenide and GaN monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules
for advanced radar, electronic warfare, communications and weapon
Integrated Defense Systems is Raytheon’s leader in Global
Capabilities Integration, providing affordable, integrated solutions to
a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S.
Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology
and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and
other government markets throughout the world. With a history of
innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-
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 73,000
SOURCE Raytheon Company
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